Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 04:08 pm

Titanic is one of the biggest movies in cinematic history. It cemented Leonardo DiCaprio’s superstar status and rocketed Kate Winslet into fame.

While a leading role in such an epic movie would be confirmation of arrival for any other actress, for a young and insecure Kate Winslet still felt that she was too fat for Hollywood.

Speaking as part of the Envelope Round Table put together by The Los Angeles Times, Kate Winslet shared how she felt that her weight meant she just did not fit in in Hollywood.

Stars suffer low self-esteem too

Unlike most horror stories coming our the entertainment industry globally, Kate’s feeling of not belonging and not being the right size do not come from a mean director or producer.

Kate shared that her insecurities came from how she saw herself.

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After the success of Titanic, Kate chose to steer clear of the limelight and carve a place for herself starring in independent films instead of blockbusters.

‘I was the overweight girl who would always be at the end of the line. And because my name was a W, sometimes I wouldn’t even get in the door of the audition because they’d run out of time before the Ws. And I was in Titanic. It’s mad.’

Being a mother gave her more confidence

After the success of Titanic and Kate stellar performance, she won the hearts of fans around the world who did not doubt she was a star, but for Kate, it was only after her first child was born that she was ready to take on Tinsletown.

“Then two years after she was born, I was asked to do Eternal Sunshine [of the Spotless Mind]. I do believe that was a huge turning point in my career, because from then on people suddenly went, ‘Oh, she can do that?’ ” said, Kate.

Before that Kate put her success down purely to luck and not her now world-renown acting ability.

“I had this feeling of maybe that was just luck. When I became a mother at 25, all of that stuff evaporated completely,” she said.


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