Kate Winslet on Gender Pay Gap Conversations: 'It's a Bit Vulgar'
Kate Winslet chats away on her phone while out doing some shopping on Wednesday (November 11) in London, England.
“I’m having such a problem with these conversations,” Kate told BBC’s Newsbeat. “Because they keep coming up, and I understand why they are coming up, but maybe it’s a British thing. I don’t like talking about money; it’s a bit vulgar, isn’t it? I don’t think that’s a very nice conversation to have publicly at all. I’m quite surprised by these conversations to be honest, simply because it seems quite a strange thing to be discussing out in the open like that.”
Kate also answered if she’s felt sexism in the entertainment industry.
“Honestly, no,” Kate added. “And if I’d ever been in that situation I would have either dealt with it or removed myself from it. Quite honestly, I’m sure I would. But I don’t think I’ve ever come across that. I find all this quite uncomfortable. I have to be honest. It’s a bit awkward really. We’re very lucky, and I feel so blessed. I’m perfectly capable of standing up for myself. I’m a strong individual, and that’s important to me. Yeah, absolutely. I haven’t ever felt as though I’ve really had to stick up for myself just because I’m a woman. I can’t honestly say that’s happened.”
FYI: Kate is carrying a Bandolier phone case.