Kate Winslet Felt “Bullied” After ‘Titanic’ Success: “I Was Subject To A Lot Of Personal Physical Scrutiny”


Kate Winslet says she was bullied by the press after being propelled to stardom on the age of 21 when she starred in James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic.“I went into self-protective mode right away [after Titanic came out],” Winslet mentioned on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF. “It was like night and day from one day to the next. I was subject to a lot of personal physical scrutiny, I was criticized a lot and the British press were quite unkind to me.”More from Deadline“I felt bullied if I’m honest,” she continued. “I remember thinking, ‘this is horrible and I hope it passes’ – it did definitely pass but it made me realize that, if that’s what being famous was, I was not ready to be famous, definitely not.”Winslet famously didn’t capitalize on her Titanic platform to proceed touchdown splashy roles in blockbuster motion pictures, as a substitute pursuing indie productions to hone her craft.“I was still learning how to act, I felt I wasn’t ready to do lots of big Hollywood jobs,” Wislet mentioned. “I didn’t want to make mistakes and blow it, I wanted to be in it for the long game. I strategically tried to find small things so I could understand the craft a bit better and maintain some degree of privacy and dignity.”“And try to have a life?” Asked Maron. “Yeah exactly,” Winslet replied.The actress added that after she had her daughter, on the age of 25, the press scrutiny receded and she or he additionally took much less discover of it by specializing in her baby. “All of that stuff evaporated a bit,” she added.Winslet has been appearing for Cameron once more, this time within the Avatar sequels, with the actress revealing she shot two of the films back-to-back. She additionally joked that she had “slightly lost track” of what number of follow-up motion pictures the director was now making to his 2009 blockbuster.Story continuesWinslet is taken into account an Oscar contender this yr for her lead function in Francis Lee’s Ammonite.Best of DeadlineJoin Deadline’s Newsletter. For the most recent information, comply with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.