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Entertainment

Web Desk
February 23, 2021

Kate Winslet opens up about the ‘straight-up cruel’ tabloid coverage she received

Entertainment

Web Desk
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

American actor Kate Winslet has been reigning over Hollywood since decades.

But the leading lady's path to success was no bed of roses, as she revealed during her recent interview with The Guardian.

The Sense and Sensibility star, 45, looked back at how she shot to fame and with that fame came ruthless tabloid coverage when she was only 19 years old.

"And it was almost laughable how shocking, how critical, how straight-up cruel tabloid journalists were to me,” she recalled.

"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,” she went on to say.

Winslet also recalled one upsetting comment that Joan Rivers made about her weight: "If she just lost 5lb, Leo would've been able to fit on the raft."

"In my 20s, people would talk about my weight a lot. 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,” she said.

She also admitted that she had second thoughts about going forth with her Hollywood career because “I remember thinking, 'God, if this is what they're saying to me in England, then what will happen when I get there?' Also, it tampers with your evolving impression of what's beautiful, you know? I did feel very on my own."