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Kate Winslet Recalls Being Bullied Following Her 'Titanic' Debut

Kate Winslet Recalls Being Bullied Following Her 'Titanic' Debut

Kate Winslet has looked back on the time, shortly after Titanic premiered and recalled it not being such a magical time.

The 45-year-old Oscar winner shared that in the afterglow of the iconic film’s debut, she was bullied because of it.

“It was like night and day from one day to the next,” Kate shared about the almost immediate change from not being anyone to suddenly being someone during her interview with Marc Maron on his podcast.

She adds, “Also, I was subject to quite a lot of also personal physical scrutiny, and criticized quite a lot — the British press were actually quite unkind to me.”

“I felt quite bullied, if I’m honest,” Kate says. “I remember just thinking, ‘Okay, well, this is horrible and I hope it passes.’ And it did definitely pass but it also made me realize that if that’s what being famous was, I was not ready to be famous, thank you. No, definitely not.”

Kate continued and said at the time that Titanic came out in 1997 she was “still learning how to act” and “I still felt like I wasn’t really ready to do lots of big Hollywood jobs.”

“It was a huge responsibility. I didn’t want to make mistakes, I didn’t want to blow it — I wanted to be in it for the long game,” she shared.

Just recently it was revealed this other actress was offered the role of Kate‘s Rose.

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