Kate Winslet goes vocal about being body-shamed after James Cameron’s Titanic

Despite with the widespread acclaim, Kate recently opened up about experiencing body shaming post the film, which deeply affected her.


Following her performance in the popular romantic-tragic film Titanic, Kate Winslet rose to international fame. Her performance alongside Leonardo DiCaprio received accolades for their portrayal of unselfish, unconditional love in the face of socioeconomic divide. Kate made a comparison between the late 90s and early 2000s and the current acceptance of female actors being at ease in their own skin in an interview with Variety.

Kate Winslet shared her experience

A still from Titanic

Lauding the amazing ladies at the Met Gala 2024, the actor stated in an interview to Variety, “I really was smiling, because every single image of the women on the red carpet, every woman is sharing their body in the way they want to, on their terms. And knowing they can do that safely, because the media is not going to criticize them. And that is completely different from the way it used to be in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.”

She continued, recalling her earlier encounters with the tabloids and portal at the time of the internet’s introduction. “This s**t went on for years.”

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Kate debuted with Heavenly Creatures in the industry. Later, she starred in Jude, Hamlet, and Sense & Sensibility. But after James Cameron’s Titanic, she shot to fame overnight. Stephen Daldry’s The Reader which was based on David Hare’s book of the same name, paid off her hardwork as she was honored with the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009.

In terms of forthcoming projects, Kate will be seen in an Ellen Kuras-directed British biographical drama film, based on the 1985 biography, The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose. Kate will play American photojournalist Lee Miller, a titular role in the film. She will also appear in the much anticipated James Cameron’s Avatar 3, which is still in post-production.