Kate Winslet goes on again about weight and actress pressures
Apr 29, 2009, 9:00 GMT
British actress Kate Winslet. Kate, 33, said: "It\'s really, really tough. It\'s like, \'She\'s fat, she\'s thin, she\'s married, she\'s divorced.\' I had all that and bouncing back is f***ing hard. I\'m really, really happy I\'m not a younger actor or actress working now because they have to run before they can walk." EPA/PAUL BUCK
Kate Winslet feels sorry for Keira Knightley.
The 'Revolutionary Road' star is relieved she isn't starting out as an actress now because of the huge pressures and criticisms young starlets like 24-year-old Keira have to face.
Kate, 33, said: "It's really, really tough. It's like, 'She's fat, she's thin, she's married, she's divorced.' I had all that and bouncing back is f***ing hard. I'm really, really happy I'm not a younger actor or actress working now because they have to run before they can walk."
The Oscar-winning actress - who raises two children, Mia, eight, and Joe, five, with her director husband Sam Mendes - insists she is enjoying getting older and is happy her looks are maturing.
She added in an interview with Marie Claire magazine: "I don't mind the way I'm ageing. I think I look my age, and that's fine.
"I don't think I look younger than 33 and I don't think I look particularly older than 33. I think I'm sort of holding it together."
But Kate has not always been so happy with her appearance, and admits her formative years were made hard by bullies.
She explained: "I was bullied for being chubby. Where are they now!
"I had, 'No one will ever fancy me!' well into my teens. Even now I do not consider myself to be some kind of great, sexy beauty. Absolutely not!
"I do think it's important for young women to know that magazine covers are retouched. People don't really look like that. In films I might look glamorous, but I've been in hair and make-up for two hours, someone's been lighting a scene for three hours."