The English actress, Kate Winslet, is one of the most famous actresses of all time. She has worked on many projects and has earned a lot of fame. Winslet started her acting career at the age of 15 by appearing in Dark Season (1991). The epic romance movie, Titanic, earned Kate worldwide fame.
She has won many accolades as well. Throughout her career, Kate has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, five Golden Globe Awards, and many more that if we mention here, we will have to change the topic of the article.
Acting is one of the trickiest jobs to do as you have to turn into a totally different person. No matter what you think and how you talk or walk, if you are an actor or actress, you’ve got to change yourself into another person. Because this is what good actors do.
Kate is quite familiar with this process as the English actress has not only changed her way of talking or walking but her body shapes as well. Yes, you’ve read it right, Winslet has lost weight for multiple movies. Some of which are Titanic, The Reader, Ammonite, and Mare of Easttown.
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Weight Loss in Titanic
Kate was asked to lose weight to play the role of Rose Bukater in Titanic. She changed her diet plan, substituting vegetables and fruits with her prior diet. She also did a lot of hard work in the gym. With her all effort and hard work, Winslet reached the light weight of 63 kgs (138 pounds).
Kate’s Problem with Weight Fluctuation
Throughout her life, Kate has had problems with her weight. If she loses weight by working hard and putting in a lot of effort, she can’t keep it off for longer. And eventually, the lost weight comes back. However, Winslet doesn’t give up that easily. She aspires to live a healthy and happy life.
Recently, as the world closed down because of Covid-19, Kate was stuck at home as well. Just like all of us, she couldn’t leave home or go to the gym, While working out voluntarily at home is somewhat hard. As result, Winslet put up much weight and reached a very big size.
Kate adopted a somewhat brutal way of describing her current health. She said, “I’ve been making sourdough and now my arse is massive! The other day I was answering some questions on email and instead of ‘film actress’ it auto corrected to ‘full mattress’ That’s exactly how I feel and will describe myself from now on!”
However, as of now, Winslet is trying to lose the weight that she put up during the lockdown. Here is what Winslet said about her struggle, “I don’t go to the gym because I don’t have time but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home.”
Kate further said, “I am in love with my Peloton bike. My family and I all share it together. And sometimes fight over it.” Well, this fight with her family has proved useful and Winslet is gradually losing weight.
Winslet Fighting the Body-Shammers
Throughout her acting career, Winslet has also faced a lot of body-shammers. Especially, when she was young, “In my 20s, people would talk about my weight a lot. And I would be called to comment on my physical self,” described her experience. She added, “Well, then I got this label of being ballsy and outspoken. No, I was just defending myself.”
Kate has always promoted body positivity and has criticized the body shammers on many occasions. However, the non-stop struggle of body positivity fighters such as Kate Winslet is seeming to bear fruits.
Finally, the mainstream is talking about body positivity and is criticizing who criticize people for how they look. While explaining her experience with the body shammers in the past, Kate said, “It was almost laughable how shocking, how critical, how straight-up cruel tabloid journalists were to me.
“They would comment on my size, they’d estimate what I weighed, and they’d print the supposed diet I was on. Finally, the world is seeming to change, it is so good.” As of now, Winslet lives a healthy and inspiring life. She has become a role model for women who are struggling with body image.
Currently, Winslet weighs around 65 kgs (145 pounds) and her height is 1.69 m (5 ft 5 in). All that effort and hard work have finally paid off.
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Body shaming is a real thing in today’s world and as much as we address it, our lives will become easier. Body shaming doesn’t do good to anyone, it rather demotivates and destroys the confidence of those who are trying to lose weight and are trying to live a healthy life. So, encourage others to live a healthy life, not demotivate them.