Kate Winslet has had it up to her bellybutton with scolds and schoolmarms in the press who judge her for how she conducts her private life. Now, she strikes back in a new interview to be published in the United Kingdom edition of Glamour Magazine, the U.S. publication People reports.
Winslet, who rocketed to stardom in the 1997 smash Titanic, which remains the second-highest grossing movie ever made, has been married three times. She has borne a child with each of her three husbands, behavior which the British press has deemed worthy of criticism. A headline over the summer in Britain’s Daily Mail read, “Three babies by three husbands. Why is Kate Winslet’s love life such a mess?”
The paper speculated that the 38-year-old Kate Winslet has a “complex personality” that leads her to be too choosy in picking her mates, instead “always searching for ‘Mr Absolutely Right.'”
Britain’s “middle class mothers,” the Mail said, have taken to branding Kate Winslet with the nickname “3X3,” mimicking popular Swedish-born, U.K. TV personality Ulirika Jonsson, who has been tagged with the derisive moniker “4X4” because she is the mother of four children, each with a different father.
But Winslet has had about enough of the online and media abuse.
“People might judge all they like, but I’m a f****** grown-up,” she told Glamour, as quoted by CNN.
She also snarled, “I’m really sorry to the nation’s press that I fell in love and got pregnant. I do apologize if you deem that irresponsible.”
Kate Winslet has additionally been slammed for giving her latest child, as well as her first two children, her own last name rather the names of their respective fathers.
In the case of her newest baby, Bear, the choice is understandable given the legal name of her current husband, Ned Rocknroll.
“We haven’t ever really had that conversation. It was always going to have my name,” Winslet said. “Of course we’re not going to call it Rocknroll.”
Ned Rocknroll’s given name was Ned Abel Smith before he had it changed by a judge. He is a nephew of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. Rocknroll works for Virgin Galactic, Branson’s private space travel company.
Kate Winslet was previously married to a pair of film directors, Jim Threapleton from 1998 to 2001, and Sam Mendes from 2003 to 2011.
She told Glamour she is “baffled” by the tendency of others to judge her personal life.
“No one has a right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make. It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all,” reads one excerpt from the magazine’s Kate Winslet interview. “It baffles me, truly, that you can publicly treat a person like that. It’s not very nice.”