10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kate Winslet
8. Her First Love
Kate Winslet became an international star at the age of 21 when she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the widely popular James Cameron film, Titanic, but her success and happiness was tainted with the loss of her first love. She received her second Oscar nomination for her performance in the movie, but secretly behind closed doors she was mourning the loss of Stephen Tredre, who passed away from bone cancer. She skipped premiere to attend his funeral in London. In an interview with Good Housekeeping she said, “I think heartbreak is something that you learn to live with as opposed to learn to forget. And I would never want to forget anything that I’ve experienced. It’s part of life, and it’s a part of who I am. But I don’t believe in regretting anything either. I’m not a person who harbors regret or has one foot in the past. I’m very much a forward thinker, and I’m quite positive.”
7. She’s Against Photoshop
Kate Winslet is no stranger to posing in front of the camera, but unlike other celebrities, she has a strict no photoshopping rule. In 2003 she made her stance on it very clear when she called out British GQ for using photoshop to make her look skinnier than she was. Afterwards, she released a statement that said: “I do not look like that and more importantly, I don’t desire to look like that. People don’t really look like that. In films I might look glamorous, but I’ve been in hair and makeup for two hours.” In 2007 she sued a British magazine for libel damages and won when they claimed she saw a diet specialist. When she became the face of L’Oreal, she made a point to include in her contract that they were not allowed airbrush any pictures of her. In 2015 she publicly stated that she wanted to portray a more realistic standard of beauty. “I can only ever speak for myself, and I can only ever do things that are important to me, and it’s a hope that other people might follow suit,” she said. She has also stated that she doesn’t allow any magazines in her home.