Winslet voices anti-bullying film
Actor Kate Winslet (left) has lent her voice to anti-bullying animated short film Daisy Chain. The 40-year-old has admitted that bullies made fun of her appearance while growing up. As an adult, the actor has cultivated a positive body image and made it her mission to help others build self-confidence. So when the time came for writer-director Galvin Scott Davis to cast the voice of the lead character in his film, Winslet was an obvious choice, reports people.com.
Daisy Chain is a story about a young girl who is bullied, and through the help of a friend she learns to create a “daisy chain” so strong that even her bullies can’t break it down.
The five-minute video with hand-drawn animation was inspired by Davis’s 9-year-old son, who came home from school and confided in his father about being picked on by a peer. Instead of simply talking to his son, Davis decided to take action. He encouraged his son and the bully to work on a series of comic books together that would later become the basis of the film, Daisy Chain.