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Kate Winslet Opens Up About the 'Cruel' Bodyshaming She Experienced After 'Titanic'

Kate Winslet Opens Up About the 'Cruel' Bodyshaming She Experienced After 'Titanic'

Kate Winslet is reflecting on the comments tabloids made about her weight after Titanic.

In an interview with The Guardian, Kate reflected on how she handled the criticism.

“It was almost laughable how shocking, how critical, how straight-up cruel tabloid journalists were to me,” Kate said. “I was still figuring out who the hell I bloody well was! They would comment on my size, they’d estimate what I weighed, they’d print the supposed diet I was on. It was critical and horrible and so upsetting to read.”

One comment in particular stood out. The late Joan Rivers commented, “If she just lost five pounds, Leo would’ve been able to fit on the raft.”

“In my 20s, people would talk about my weight a lot,” she continued. “And I would be called to comment on my physical self. Well, then I got this label of being ballsy and outspoken. No, I was just defending myself.”

Kate shared that the experience made her question continuing her career in Hollywood.

“I remember thinking, God, if this is what they’re saying to me in England, then what will happen when I get there?” she said. “Also, it tampers with your evolving impression of what’s beautiful, you know? I did feel very on my own.”

Despite the challenging experience, Kate said she’s “so moved by how different it is now.”

Kate also recently revealed what she wished she had on set while filming the sex scenes for Titanic.

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