Friday - - Out & About -

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.

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