Kate Winslet Recalls Being Told To ‘Settle For The Fat Girl Parts’ | Film News
Not only did Kate Winslet bring her and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Titanic reunion tour to London, she also brought her winning streak with her. On Sunday night, Winslet won her third BAFTA award for her performance in Steve Jobs.
Backstage after the award ceremony, Winslet dedicated her win to young women around the world. Winslet has been a champion of body-positivity ever since she emerged on the scene. Constantly encouraging young women to believe in themselves and pursue their passions, and embrace and realise their individual worth.
During her inspirational speech, she reflected on how she at the mere age of 14 was criticised for her looks. “When I was younger, when I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do okay if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts,” Winslet told reporters, before exclaiming, “Look at me now! Look at me now”.
“So what I feel like saying in those moments is, to any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher or a friend or even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it,” Winslet continued. “Because that’s what I did. I didn’t listen, and I kept on going, and I overcame all of my fears, and I got over a lot of insecurity. And just keep doing it, and keep believing in yourself”.
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