Kate Winslet in Harper’s Bazaar US
The lovely Kate Winslet is in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar looking fab and putting herself down again.
“If people are noticing my boobs in a movie and saying they do what real boobs do, then that’s great. I’ll be 34 in October. I can’t keep getting away with it… people have seen enough of my bum and my boobs. I have to put them back.”
On the speculation about her weight:
“I’ve heard, ‘Oh, she’s toned and she’s lost weight,’ but I am exactly the same as I’ve always been. The one thing that had to go during awards season was exercise. People would say to me, ‘Oh, come on …’ like I was lying about it! Some may find it hard to believe it, but I don’t care about that stuff.”
On being the face of Lancôme:
“I really thought, me? Seriously. Because I think what you feel like as a teenager never really goes away. If you were teased for being fat or thin or having bad teeth, you’re always insecure about that particular area of yourself. So I’ve never thought of myself as any kind of beauty, iconic or otherwise.”
Pictures? Gorgeous. Clothes? Ditto.
Okay, here’s where we say something that will probably get us in trouble. Let’s start off with this: we ADORE Kate. We always have. We think she’s one of the great actresses of her generation and we think she puts forth a very likable personality to the public. We say “puts forth” because there’s no real way of knowing who celebrities really are and the only thing we have to judge them on is the personality they choose to show the world. Kate has chosen to adopt the “ugly duckling who became a swan but still thinks she’s an ugly duckling” persona. Which, good for her, because it fits and knowing what little we know about her life, it’s probably largely accurate (or was at one time).
But here’s the thing: she just won’t SHUT UP about the fact that she used to be a little chubby and insecure about her looks. Kate, we GET IT, now could you please get the hell over it? It’s one thing to adopt that persona when you’re an up and coming starlet, but you up and came a long time ago and after countless magazine covers and editorials and award-winning performances, this schtick of hers is coming off as….well, schtick. At this point it’s seeming to us like a somewhat cynical ploy to endear herself to the public rather than a true reflection of her feelings.
When editors and stylists and makeup artists and photographers and designers are falling all over themselves to make you look good and when you apparently cheerfully surrender yourself to their talents, you forfeit the right to be taken seriously when you go ON AND ON about how you’re insecure about your looks. You’re beautiful, Kate. Clearly, TONS of people think so. Just own it and enjoy it. You’d probably be doing a lot of those insecure girls out there (whom you’re obviously trying to get on your side) more good by showing a little self-confidence rather than sending the message to them that no matter what they do, they’re always going to feel bad about how they look.