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.
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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.
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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