Kate Winslet: When I did Titanic I was horrified by the comments about my body
With the L'Oreal Paris Lights on Women award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Kate Winslet was once again given the opportunity to step up as a woman.
But for Winslet it has not been so easy. "I'm not going to lie, I've learned how to take care of myself the hard way," says Kate Winslet.
"What I remember is that when I did 'Titanic' I was shocked and horrified by the insulting comments even from the mainstream media," she adds, referring to her weight at the time.
For Winslet the years have come along with a sense of self-acceptance that allows her to shrug off negativity and embrace all aspects of herself, a feeling further enhanced by her role as a beauty ambassador.
"With L'Oreal Paris and before that with Lancôme, I used my voice for all women," says Winslet.
She has, however, practiced a near-vegan lifestyle by feeding on the eggs produced by her chickens.
"I have a lot of love in my life. I am very lucky. I have an amazing husband, my children are wonderful, I have a very good family,” she says.