No one questions Kate Winslet’s talent today, but in the early days of her career, British tabloids never missed a chance to criticize the young “Titanic” star and gave her a real bad name. Here are the details.
James Cameron’s “Titanic” made Kate Winslet famous. The actress, who was only 22 when the film was released, was not ready for general attention. In a conversation with Marc Maron, Kate admitted that the attacks and barbs press nearly knocked her off balance.
“I had to put myself in self-defense mode after Titanic,” she recalled. – The British tabloids never missed a chance to criticize me, it went on day after day and night.
“I took it as bullying. It was horrible, and I hoped it would be over soon. Then I realized it was the downside of fame, and I wasn’t ready for it. Definitely not ready,” Kate added.
According to the actress, because of the attacks in the press, she was afraid to agree to participate in major projects: “I was still studying acting and I felt like I wasn’t mature enough to do Hollywood movies. I was afraid of failure and mistakes because I wanted to continue to act in films. I tried to pay attention to the little things in order to better understand the craft and maintain some degree of privacy and dignity.”
Three years later, when Kate had a daughter, the British press finally left her alone. Winslet herself began to take criticism and other people’s opinions easier, as she focused on raising a child. Recall that Kate has three children: 20-year-old Mia from director Jim Tripleton, 17-year-old Joe from director Sam Mendes and seven-year-old Bear from businessman Ned Rocknroll.
Twenty-three years after the premiere of Titanic, Winslet starred in Cameron again, this time in the sequel to Avatar. The action will unfold several years after the events of the first part, and the main characters, Jake and Neytiri, will have a daughter. Together they will leave home and explore the different parts of Pandora. The sequel is expected to be released in December 2022, the third film in 2024, the fourth in 2026, and the fifth in 2028.