Multiple award-winning actress Kate Winslet bagged another win during the BAFTA 2016 for her supporting role in Steve Jobs. Not everyone knows Kate Winslet’s backstory, but she shared a couple of her background during her speech.
When Kate Winslet spoke to the press, she told the reporters about her story when she was just 14 years old. The Titanic actress was told by her drama teacher that she might just do “OK” in acting. However, the teacher added that the only way for her to be “OK” is for her to be happy in settling for “the fat girl parts.”
The 40-year-old actress whispered a witty response to her teacher.
Look at me now. Look at me now.
Kate Winslet sure is a modern-day model for every actor in the industry. She has shown the world how to become a proud parent of children from different fathers. She also showed her naysayers how to become great (in any field) by overcoming insecurities.
Kate Winslet continued by talking about the importance of that specific moment of her life.
And what I feel like saying in those moments is any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, a friend, or even a parent: Just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did. I didn’t listen, and I kept on going and I overcame all my fears and a lot of insecurity.
Kate Winslet also added that she is dedicating her BAFTA win to all those who are battling low self-esteem and criticism. She also left a powerful message saying:
And just keep doing it and keep believing in yourself. That’s what I felt like, I really had to dig deep, and I would dedicate [my BAFTA Award] to all the young women who doubt themselves because you shouldn’t be doubting. You should just be going for it.
Standing Up for Body Positivity
Kate Winslet has been known for speaking about embracing one’s body. She has been very vocal about getting her true image out instead of the photoshopped versions.
“It does feel important to me, because I do think we have a responsibility to the younger generation of women,” Winslet told E! News.
She also called Harper’s Bazaar when they edited their photo. She said that she acknowledges her wrinkles and that she knows they are evident.
She said she want body positivity to become one of her causes. Kate Winslet added that she believes the media has a great influence on how the youth perceive their idols.
I think they do look to women who have been successful in their chosen careers and they want people to look up to, and I would always want to be telling the truth about who I am to that generation because they’ve got to have strong leaders. We’re all responsible for raising strong young women, so these are things that are important to me.
Kate Winslet also teaches her beliefs to her children. She also shared that her daughter Mia has become a part of her campaign.
I stand in front of the mirror and say to [daughter] Mia, ‘We are so lucky that we’ve got a shape. We’re so lucky we’re curvy. We’re so lucky that we’ve got good bums.’ And she’ll say, ‘Mummy, I know, thank God.’ It’s working, that thing that I’ve been doing. It’s paying off.
Kate Winslet is also nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Steve Jobs.
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