Kate Winslet says being famous made her life miserable after the mental success of Titanic
Kate Winslet says her life became “very unpleasant” after starring in James Cameron’s box office romance Titanic.
While Hollywood often tries to present itself as the land of glamor and glitz, some actors know better than to believe the lie. With fame comes attention, often unwanted. Journalists and fans alike can wear you down, make you question your chosen path, and backtrack when life-changing projects are mentioned. Kate Winslet, the star of James Cameron Titanicready to open up about life after the box office smash drama and how life came to be “unpleasant” after her meteoric rise to fame.
“I felt I had to look a certain way, or be something certain, and because media harassment was so important at that time, my life was very unpleasant. Winslet said while talking to him PORTER.
During the interview, Winslet recalls how journalists challenged her career choices afterwards Titanicshowing confusion about accepting minor roles instead of riding the Titanic wave to the top of Hollywood’s A-list. With fire in her throat, Winslet says, “Yeah, you bet your fuckin life that I did! Because, guess what, it was awesome to be famous.“
While she is “grateful” for the role, Winslet says that avoiding paparazzi, squashing rumors, and being harassed by fans was an unhappy byproduct of her fame. She was in her 20s and “I didn’t want to be followed literally feeding the ducks.”
In a program of the Happy, sad, confused podcast, Winslet spoke about the emotional abuse that followed the Titanic spread Strangers made fun of her weight, saying that’s why Jack couldn’t join her at the top of the door after the ship sank. As ridiculous as that sounds, other ideas were far worse.
“They were so smart. I wasn’t even fat.” Winslet said. “If I could turn back the clock, I would have used my voice in a completely different way. … I would have said to journalists, I would have responded, I would have said, ‘Don’t be willing to treat me like this. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I can see it, I’m pregnant and unsure, I’m scared, don’t make this harder than it already is.’ It’s bullying, you know, and really abusive, I’d say.”
So, although Hollywood wants us to believe that magic happens on every set, remember that actors are people with real feelings and vulnerabilities. Also, Kate Winslet can hold the record for holding her breath under water for more than seven minutes. That’s boss-level behavior, folks. Maybe she could annoy you. Tread carefully.