Kate Winslet says she ‘felt bullied’ by the press after ‘Titanic’ success: ‘I was not ready to be famous’

At age 21, Kate Winslet completed superstardom when she performed Rose Dewitt Bukater in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” — however popularity got here with a worth.

“I went into self-protective mode immediately [after ‘Titanic’ came out], the British celebrity stated on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Thursday.

“It used to be like evening and day from in the future to the following,” the now-45-year-old recalled. “I used to be topic to a large number of private bodily scrutiny. I used to be criticized so much and the British press have been moderately unkind to me.

“I felt bullied if I’m being truthful,” she admitted. “I take into account pondering, ‘That is terrible and I am hoping it passes.’ It did certainly move but it surely made me notice that, if that’s what being well-known used to be, I used to be now not in a position to be well-known. For sure now not.”

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Kate Winslet starred as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 'Titanic,' which premiered on December 19, 1997. 

Kate Winslet starred as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic,’ which premiered on December 19, 1997. 
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Winslet gained an Oscar nomination for “Easiest Actress” however misplaced to Helen Hunt for “As Just right As It Will get.” As an alternative of pursuing main Hollywood movies, Winslet determined to hone on her craft and tackle indie productions as a substitute.

It wouldn’t be till 2009 when she gained an Oscar for “Easiest Actress,” this time for “The Reader.”

“I used to be nonetheless studying learn how to act,” she defined. “I felt I wasn’t in a position to do a variety of giant Hollywood jobs. I didn’t need to make errors and blow it. I sought after to be in it for the lengthy recreation. I strategically attempted to search out small issues so I may perceive the craft slightly higher and deal with a point of privateness and dignity.”

At age 25, Winslet welcomed a kid, a daughter named Mia Honey Threapleton. She credited motherhood to serving to her take much less understand of the clicking.

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Kate Winslet went on to focus on indie projects after her success with 'Titanic.'

Kate Winslet went on to concentrate on indie initiatives after her good fortune with ‘Titanic.’
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“All of that stuff evaporated slightly,” she advised the hole.

Winslet has reunited with Cameron, 66. This time it’s for the “Avatar” sequel, which is recently in post-production. The movie is anticipated to premiere someday in 2022.

She in the past labored together with her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio once more in 2008’s “Progressive Street.”

This 12 months, Winslet is regarded as an Oscar contender for her lead function in “Ammonite,” Closing date reported.

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