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- Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet spoke about the difficult period she had to go through at the very beginning of her career
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet spoke about the difficult period she had to go through at the very beginning of her career
The 45-year-old actress took part in the Round Table show along with other Hollywood celebrities. Kate decided to share a story about how difficult it was for her to start a career in Hollywood, and what complexes haunted her at a young age.
Winslet explains that it was always very difficult for her, a great lack of self-confidence haunted from early childhood. And when she came to the casting of "Titanic", she was most worried about her excess weight.
“That was the first time I played an American. In general, I started working with Leo, whom I had already seen in successful films. Then I thought to myself, “Oh my God, I'm Keith from Reading. I've always been a fat girl who ends up somewhere at the end of a line or a list. You understand, my last name begins with the letter W, sometimes I did not even get to audition, because the directors and screenwriters simply did not have enough time to get to the letter W. To be honest, then I was madly afraid of Hollywood. This is where everyone needs to be lean and skinny, and look the part. And I understood that I did not look the way it is customary here, I just felt that I did not fit into all this environment. I didn't deserve to be here. "Titanic" was just my fluke. " - the actress admits.
During her career, Kate Winslet has really endured criticism, both from experts and journalists, and from the audience. However, her work at the moment deserves respect. On account of the actress not only the main role in the cult film "Titanic", she is also known for such films as: "Reader", "Exchange Vacation" and others. She is often nominated for the highest award in the field of the film industry "Oscar". The very same Kate says that the fateful work for her career was the role in the project "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
“I'm really sure that the role in this film was a big turnaround in my career. It was after the release of this picture that people began to say about me: “Wow! It turns out she already knows how to do it!” - Kate admits.
Once the actress took part in a podcast on the YouTube channel, where she told how journalists tried to hound her after filming in "Titanic", how it was difficult for her to cope with this pressure.
“It was the British press that was rather unfriendly to me. To be honest, they openly mocked me. Then I thought, “My God, how awful it is. I really hope that one day this will all end.” And it really ended, but that's when I realized that I was not ready to be famous” - says the star of the movie "Titanic".