Kate Winslet was scrutinized on weight post 'Titanic' success

Shubham Dasgupta
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Kate Winslet was scrutinized on weight post
Kate Winslet was scrutinized on weight post

23 Feb 2021: Kate Winslet was scrutinized on weight post 'Titanic' success

Titanic fans still revel at how flawless the pair of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet looked as Jack and Rose on-screen.

Their romance was actually one of the reasons why the film became such a humongous hit.

Also, DiCaprio and Winslet set the parameters of good looks truly high.

However, Winslet told The Guardian that her image came under attack because of her weight.

Poor reportage: Journalists would comment on how much Winslet weighed

She said how journalists back in the 1990s would predict how much Winslet weighed, and what she consumed in her regular dietary routine.

The 45-year-old recounted how comedian Joan Rivers pulled her leg by dragging her weight into a joke.

She said that if Winslet "just lost 5lb," DiCaprio's Jack would have been able to stay afloat instead of drowning along with the Titanic.

Media impression: She was called 'ballsy and outspoken' for defending herself!

"Yes. In my 20s, people would talk about my weight a lot. And I would be called to comment on my physical self. Well, then I got this label of being ballsy and outspoken. No, I was just defending myself," said Winslet.

She reflected on how veterans like her discuss freely now "because women are feeling an inherent sense of connection with each other."

Maturity: How motherhood made Winslet forget 'all that shit'

Winslet explained how age and motherhood have helped her rise above the unwanted criticism that seems so outdated today.

"It tampers with your evolving impression of what's beautiful, you know? But then of course, I had Mia (daughter with British film director Jim Threapleton) when I was 25," she said, adding how "all that shit kind of....evaporated."

Notably, Mia made her debut last year.

Myth: Interesting! DiCaprio, Winslet shared sex tips while filming 'Titanic'

Coming back to Titanic, there were rumors about a possible romance between the lead actors, which The Reader actress laughs off.

"Just the notion of that was insane it'd have been absolutely like incest," she told Rolling Stone, adding that they shared sex tips back then, and "a lot of those sexual tips he's given me have worked. And I know it's vice versa."