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Kate Winslet recalls being called “Too Fat”

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  • Kate Winslet criticizes the tabloid harassment she endured at the beginning of her career.
  • She has already spoken out about the “straight-up brutal” treatment
  • Winslet described how she had been “bullied” by British media the previous month.
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Kate Winslet criticizes the tabloid harassment she endured at the beginning of her career. The 47-year-old Academy Award winner spoke up on the Happy Sad Confused podcast in advance of the film’s 25th anniversary about her role in the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster Titanic, including the “terrible” body-shaming she endured from the public and media.

“Apparently, I was too fat,” Winslet told host Josh Horowitz of some of the more insulting arguments about why Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) couldn’t fit on that door prior to his death. “Isn’t it awful? Why were they so mean to me? They were so mean. I wasn’t even f—ing fat.”

“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 you dare treat me like this. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I’m figuring it out, I’m deeply insecure, I’m terrified, don’t make this any harder than it already is.’ That’s bullying, you know, and actually borderline abusive, I would say.”

She has already spoken out about the “straight-up brutal” treatment she received from tabloids. In February of last year, she told The Guardian, “I was still finding out who the hell I bloody well was!”

Winslet recounted, “They would comment on my size, they would estimate how much I weighed, and they would print the alleged diet I was on. It was horrifying, critical, and quite upsetting to read.

On the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Winslet described how she had been “bullied” by British media the previous month. She claimed that after the release of Titanic, it “was like night and day from one day to the next.”

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“I remember just thinking, ‘Okay, well, this is horrible, and I hope it passes,'” she continued. “And it did definitely pass, but it also made me realize that if that’s what being famous was, I was not ready to be famous, thank you. No, definitely not.”

Winslet also discussed whether Jack could have fit on the door with Rose at the conclusion of Titanic and finally saved himself from a freezing tomb during her visit to Happy Sad Confused.

“Don’t you just have to make a comedy out of it? I f—ing doesn’t know. The response is that I have no idea “Before deciding on the solution, she said.

“I have to be honest, I actually don’t believe that we would have survived if we had both gotten on that door. I think that he could have fit, but it would have tipped … and it would not have been a sustainable idea.”

“So, you heard it here for the first time. Yes, he could have fit on that door, but it would not have stayed afloat. It wouldn’t,” Winslet added.

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