Kate Winslet Recalls Her Agent Being Asked By Studios About Her Weight

Kate Winslet is reflecting on how individuals have responded to her physique for a lot of her profession.

In an interview with the Sunday Occasions, through Selection, the Oscar and Emmy-winning actor spoke brazenly about how she was instructed to accept “fat girl” components when she was nonetheless in class. Later, when she was an expert actor, she mentioned her agent must subject calls from studios inquiring about her weight.

Winslet and her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Golden Globe Awards in 1998.

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“It can be extremely negative,” Winslet instructed the British newspaper in regards to the stress feminine actors are likely to face. “People are subject to scrutiny that is more than a young, vulnerable person can cope with. But in the film industry it is really changing. When I was younger my agent would get calls saying, ‘How’s her weight?’ I kid you not. So it’s heartwarming that this has started to change.”

Winslet has contributed to Hollywood’s shifting views on girls’s our bodies, and has advocated for extra numerous our bodies on display.

Final yr, she revealed to The New York Occasions she needed to push again on makes an attempt to airbrush her abdomen within the award-winning HBO present “Mare of Easttown.” When her director promised to chop a “bulgy bit of belly” she had throughout a intercourse scene within the present, Winslet responded with: “Don’t you dare!”

In 2021, Winslet additionally spoke out towards the general public backlash she obtained due to her physique after the discharge of “Titanic” in 1997, calling it “horrible and so upsetting” whereas talking to The Guardian in 2021.

“In my 20s, people would talk about my weight a lot,” she instructed the outlet.

“I would be called to comment on my physical self,” she continued. “Then I got this label of being ballsy and outspoken. No, I was just defending myself.”