Kate Winslet has slammed the “borderline offensive” body shaming she suffered from fans obsessed with the blockbuster Titanic.
The 47-year-old actress became a household name after starring as lovelorn Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as impoverished artist Jack Dawson in director James Cameron’s 1997 rendition of early 20th century disaster.
Since then, Winslet has faced cruel trolls who have claimed her weight was the reason DiCaprio’s character couldn’t climb onto the floating door with Rose to ensure they both survived the disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 passengers after the boat hit an iceberg. .
Speaking Out: Kate Winslet Destroyed the ‘Borderline Abusive’ Body She Suffered from Obsessed Fans of the Titanic Blockbuster
Instead, Jack was forced to accept his inevitable death under the freezing waters while his lover lived safely.
“It looks like I was pretty fat,” Winslet said, addressing a pivotal scene during the latest edition of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. Why were they mean to me? They were very mean. I wasn’t even fat.
Winslet also thought about how she wished she had dealt with the vile comments at the time.
She added, ‘I would have answered, I would have said, ‘Don’t you dare treat me like that. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I get it, I’m so insecure, I’m terrified, don’t make this any harder than it already is.’
I would say, “This is bullying, you know, and actually bordering on offensive.”
Criticism: Winslet was attacked by cruel trolls who claimed her weight was the reason DiCaprio’s character couldn’t climb onto the floating door with Rose to ensure they both survived
ICONIC: The 47-year-old actress became a household name after playing the loveable Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as impoverished artist Jack Dawson in the movie
The Oscar-winning actress has spoken about body shaming before, and recently recalled being asked to accept “fat girl” roles as a young actor in acting school, while later being asked about her “weight” by her agent.
She said: ‘It can be very negative. People are subject to more scrutiny than a vulnerable person can handle. But in the film industry it really changes.
When I was younger, my agent would get calls saying, “How much does she weigh?” I’m kidding you don’t. So it’s gratifying that this is starting to change.
The opening: The Oscar-winning actress has spoken about body shaming before, and recently recalled being asked to settle for “fat girl” roles as a young actress in acting school.
Winslet said she hopes times will change because she has very different priorities now.
She added, “As a middle-aged woman, I care about being the actor who moves his face and has a body that shakes.”
The Avatar: The Way of Water star has also opened up about how social media can change lives for anyone in the public eye – insisting that the internet puts undue pressure on young actors because they’re unable to move past their own mistakes.
“It was hard enough,” she explained [for me] Having choppy world news on my doorstep, but that didn’t cut it now.
THE TESTS: Director James Cameron has revealed that he conducted a scientific study to finally end the debate over whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s character could make it to life.
The Experience: “We did a scientific study to put this whole thing to rest and drive the stake through it once and for all,” he said.
This phrase about “today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chips” does not exist. The thing you did when you were drunk or stupid? He might come back to haunt you.
The need to be careful for young actors is just a different thing. It must be very difficult.
The actress’ response comes just days after the film’s director, James Cameron, commented on the climactic Titanic scene, stating that he had conducted scientific experiments that proved Jack would not be able to get through the door.
The director told The Toronto Sun that he did a “forensic study” in hopes that he “wouldn’t have to deal with speculation anymore after 25 years.”
He said: ‘We did a scientific study to put all of this to rest and drive the stake into his heart once and for all. We’ve since done a thorough forensic analysis with the hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and are going to do a little special on it which comes out in February.
We took two stunt people who were the same body mass as Kate and Leo, put sensors all over and inside of them, put them in ice water, and tested them to see if they could survive through a variety of methods, and the answer was, there was no way they could both survive. . Only one can survive
“[Jack] need to die. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. It is a movie about love, sacrifice and mortality. Love is measured by sacrifice… Maybe in 25 years I won’t have to deal with this anymore.
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