Just When You Thought Kate Winslet Couldn’t Be More Appealing, She Says The Best Thing Ever About Fame

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Superstar actress Kate Winslet said Monday that she took far smaller roles after her success in “Titanic” because of how unpleasant she found fame.

Titanic” was, and continues to be, a blockbuster hit. Starring Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Bill Paxton, and more, you’re absolutely mad if you haven’t seen it. Speaking with Net-A-Porter, Winslet, 48, said things are quite different now from when she shot “Titanic” back when she was 22 years old.

“I felt like I had to look a certain way, or be a certain thing, and because media intrusion was so significant at that time, my life was quite unpleasant,” she told the outlet. “Journalists would always say, ‘After [Titanic], you could have done anything and yet you chose to do these small things’ … and I was like, ‘Yeah, you bet your fuckin’ life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible.‘ I was grateful, of course. I was in my early twenties, and I was able to get a flat. But I didn’t want to be followed literally feeding the ducks.”

These days, Winslet tries to not give too much attention to her fame. “I have a family. That is my life,” she told the outlet. She gets up early, takes the dogs out and sits up with a cup of tea reading her cookery books, apparently, sounding like literally every other British woman I know. (RELATED: REPORT: Leo DiCaprio Used Dark Money To Annoy People With Climate Lawsuits)

Winslet has always come across as a relatively normal uber-celebrity in a world of cracked-out fame whores who will literally do anything for the clicks and likes. If Winslet teaches us anything, it’s that being good at your job should be enough to make you famous, if that’s what you really want. And any clamoring for it feels faux.

And, at the end of the day, clearly fame isn’t important. But family is.