The Week (US)

Winslet’s body honesty


Kate Winslet isn’t afraid to let a few wrinkles show—and thinks others should follow suit, said Maureen Dowd in The New York Times. The 45-year-old actress bemoans a social media age in which it’s no longer just Hollywood stars who are “reaching for unattainab­le ideals” of beauty. Now “anyone can Photoshop themselves,” she says. “Faces that change, that move, are beautiful faces. But we’ve stopped learning how to love those faces because we keep covering them up with filters.” To play a disheveled detective in the TV series Mare of Easttown, Winslet took a resolutely different approach. She favored “bad jeans” and harsh lighting. When the director assured her he would cut “a bulgy bit of belly” from a sex scene, she insisted it stay. Winslet sent the promo poster back twice because it was too airbrushed. “They were like ‘Kate, you can’t,’ and I’m like, ‘Guys, I know how many lines I have by the side of my eye, please put them all back.’” Despite her body-positive attitude, “I think my days are getting a little bit numbered of doing nudity.” Aging and vanity aren’t the issue, Winslet insists, but rather that she has become so famous for disrobing in movies. “There comes a point where people are going to go, ‘Oh, here she goes again.’”

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