Hollywood actress Kate Winslet expressed her thoughts on criticism that she was responsible for Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio)’s death in the 1997 film “Titanic”.
On the podcast “Happy Sad Confused,” which aired on Dec 16th (local time), Kate Winslet (47) frankly shared her thoughts about the “horrible body-shaming” she received from the media and the public after her appearance in “Titanic.”
Kate Winslet angrily mentioned the character Jack Dawson’s death, which was because he couldn’t get on the wooden board after the Titanic sank, to host Josh Horowitz, saying, “Apparently, I was too fat. Isn’t it awful? Why were they so mean to me? They were so mean. I wasn’t even f—ing fat.“
She said, “If I could turn back the clock, I would have used my voice in a completely different way. … I would have said to journalists, I would have responded, I would have said, ‘Don’t you dare treat me like this. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I’m figuring it out, I’m deeply insecure, I’m terrified, don’t make this any harder than it already is.’ That’s bullying, you know, and actually borderline abusive, I would say,” adding that such body-shaming at the time was bullying and abuse toward her.
Regarding how people are judging the outer appearance of women, Kate said, “I believe it is getting better, but we still have a long way to go,” adding, “I just wish there weren’t quite so many comments on the physical form of actresses. … You know, bodies are bodies. Everyone’s beautiful however they are and whatever they came with, you know.“
“Once and for all, he (Jack) could have fit on that door but it would not have stayed afloat,” she said, explaining that it would not be a “sustainable idea.”
Meanwhile, British actress Kate Winslet made her debut in the 1990 TV film “Shrinks”. In 1994, she became a global star with “Titanic”. On the other hand, Kate Winslet plays Ronald in the science fiction film “Avatar: The Way of Water”, which was released on Dec 14th.
Source: Sports Chosun