Kate Winslet Talks Weight Loss, Her “Internal-Fist-Pumping Moment” in “Glamour”
Kate Winslet rocks the cover of the new April issue of Glamour magazine – and inside, the Oscar winner talks about weight loss, plastic surgery and trying to keep her kids normal.
Since Glamour has named the 35 year-old one of the Most Glamorous Celebrities of 2011, it’s hard to imagine that Kate ever had a weight problem. But she was heavier in the past – and felt the sting of hurtful comments about her appearance. “I will tell you that when I was heavy, people would say to me – and it was such a backhanded compliment – they would say, ‘You’ve got such a beautiful face,’ in the way of, like, ‘Oh, isn’t it a shame that from the neck down you’re questionable.’ ”
Still, she has never turned to plastic surgery to keep up with Hollywood’s expectations. “No, I have never tried any of that stuff,” she said. “I don’t have parts of my body that I hate or would like to trade for somebody else’s or wish I could surgically adjust into some fantasy version of what they are.”
As for that Oscar: “I was the kid who never won the races. I never jumped the highest. I wasn’t on the list of the high-achieving. That wasn’t me, so winning the Oscar was like winning all the prizes in one single night that I never won as a kid. For me, it was an internal-fist-pumping moment of yes.”
She also does an internal fist-pump when people compliment her child-rearing. “The challenge is making sure that they’re never treated different just because I sometimes am,” she says of her children, Mia and Joe. “I always want them to be regular kids who are grateful and respectful of other human beings. The highest compliment I could ever receive about my kids is, ‘Your children are wonderful. They are so well-behaved.’ Every time I am told that, I could weep.”
Somehow, this working mom has had time to act in the films Movie 43, Contagion, Americana and Carnage, which will come out over the next two years.