60 SECONDSWITH... KATE WINSLET
Hollywood Oscar-winning actress and mother of three, Kate Winslet, tells us about her beauty regime, work-life balance and her secret mountain-climbing ambitions... Tell us your biggest beauty secret. I don’t really keep secrets. But I have a pretty healthy lifestyle. I’m outside a lot, drink plenty of water and I love food and eating healthily, so that plays a part in feeling good. Happiness is the most attractive form of beauty. Do you agree? Yes! It is not always easy to just ‘be happy’. I am incredibly fortunate to have my little family and my health, and a career I feel proud to love as much as I do. These things light me up every day, and make me happy. What makes a woman beautiful? I can’t say that there is any one specific thing, but I would say, inner confidence plays a huge part. You are the face of Lancôme’s award-winning Visionnaire HD. What’s your idea of a perfect skin? Skin that looks deep-down healthy, fresh, vibrant and natural. You want to see that it is healthy and radiant when you look in your mirror in the morning. How does it feel to be presented as an ideal of beautiful skin? It feels like an accomplishment! I suffered with poor skin in my 20s, and it has been a steady road to get my skin good. I never thought my skin would be the kind that doesn’t even require make-up some days. I don’t wear much make-up at all. You have three new movies coming out; how do you cope as a mum and wife with all the filming? Juggling work and life is always challenging. There is no magical formula, and every movie is different based on time commitment and the location. I manage, somehow. My motto for this year so far has been “Let’s do this!” The characters you play are always very different. How do you choose roles? I am very fortunate that I am asked to read some fascinating scripts. I suppose I am instinctively attracted to roles that are diverse, unique and challenging. And switching from one to another is when I get to have the most fun! And often there is an accent to learn, so that is the fun part, which I love. Which of your early roles really changed things for you? Juliet in Heavenly Creatures, Rose in Titanic and Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. How do you spend your time when you are not working? With my children. I am a full-time mum when I’m off set. I love being outdoors. If I wasn’t an actress, wife and mother I think I’d be a mountain climber.