Kate Winslet was acting for several years before Titanic was released in 1997, but it was that film that really shot her into the spotlight and helped her become her generation’s Meryl Streep (because let’s face it, she SO is). Kate has never been shy about getting the ladies out on camera, but Titanic had that infamous “Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack” scene where she sprawled on a couch and let the camera focus on her boobs for a while. That scene has stuck in the minds of many since, and apparently people still ask her to sign blown up stills of it OR their own personal drawings. NOT COOL, people.
As she told Yahoo! Movies:
“I don’t sign that [picture]. It feels very uncomfortable. Why would you do that? People ask me to sign that [picture] a lot.
“There’s a photo of it as well that someone has lifted from a still of the film, and that photo gets passed around too. I’m like ‘No! I didn’t mean for it to be a photograph that I would end up seeing still 17 years later.”
LOL, poor Kate. I can see why it might be slightly uncomfortable to sign a picture of your naked self, but homegirl really seems to be tortured by her Titanic legacy.
April 3, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Well, the answer is far more literal than you might think. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that airs today, Kate Winslet discussed the motivation for naming her third child Bear Blaze Winslet, which is… insane, you have to admit.
Turns out, “Blaze” came from the fact that she and husband (and Bear’s father) Ned Rocknroll met during a fire on Necker Island at Ned’s uncle, Richard Branson’s house back in 2011. So… that’s that.
Kate also talks about surviving her first earthquake (during which she pumped breast milk, apparently) and the fact that she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – a picture from which you can see below. Is Kate Winslet ever NOT beautiful? I mean, damn.
You can watch most of Kate’s interview on Ellen’s show below:
March 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm by Jennifer
Y’all know I love me some Kate Winslet, so it’s pretty excellent news that she’s finally getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place in LA next Monday, which is a shame since I’m only there until Saturday and I’d have stopped by to say hello. You know, because we’re BFF.
Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremony, said in a statement:
“We are so happy that Kate Winslet will be here on our famous Boulevard of Dreams receiving her well-deserved star.
“We’ve seen Kate shine in her roles and fans around the world have been anxiously waiting for this special day to come.”
LOL, I mean, I think it’s nice and all, but “anxiously awaiting this special day” is a bit of an overstatement. Does anyone actually care about the Walk of Fame? I’m sure the stars are pretty stoked about it and maybe see it as an acknowledgment of their achievements, but you know, it’s not everything.
In any case, glad to see Kate being treated like the royalty she is. She’s the 2,520th star to get her star.
March 11, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
At this point, we’re going to have seen the entire film of Divergent before it even makes it to theatres with the number of “clips” they’ve been releasing prior to its release. It looks great, I have to admit – and it certainly helps that Ellie Goulding is featured strongly through an otherwise still pretty great soundtrack (music sets the mood, okay?!), too.
In the first clip, we get to see a bit of Kate Winslet as Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews, and it’s kinda bugging me out. It’s so odd to see her play a role like this, but somehow it works. I’m also coming around to Shailene Woodley in general, which is helpful considering she’s the star of this franchise, I suppose…
The second clip shows us some interaction with Tris and Four, which no doubt will be spun into some incredible love story that overtakes the entire message of the series, which is really more about Tris’ bravery and this fucked up world they live in, but you know how movies go.
I’m looking forward to seeing the full thing, I must admit. It’ll be out on March 21.
March 10, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Kate Winslet is a beautiful goddess who can do no wrong (yes, that’s sarcasm), but her pedestal fell a few notches this week when she began offering thoughts on – of all god-forsaken topics – Miley Cyrus. You see, Kate has a young daughter of her own, so seeing stars like Miley go off the deep end is concerning to her as a mother, and she wonders what Miley’s fate will be.
“You hear horror stories where you think, ‘God, who’s looking after these people and why does it seem like they’re losing their way?’
“I mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus , and I said to my daughter the other day, ‘I’m this close to opening my mouth about what’s going on with that girl’.
“Who is actually saying, ‘Stop for a second. What do you want, who are you?’ I’ve just been very lucky that I’ve always been quite comfortable with who I am.”
Oh dear, that sounded a bit la-di-da, didn’t it? That’s great that you were always comfortable with yourself, Kate (though I hardly think that’s the case since the Hollywood pressure to lose weight certainly worked on her), but that doesn’t mean that having to take a journey to figure that out makes you in some way defective or less-than. That’s not my defending Miley or anything, either – I just think in general, we’ve all got our own paths to take, and adolescence/young adulthood is awkward as hell… and different for everyone.That being said, I still love me some Kate Winslet… just not to fond of this fuckery.
January 2, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Kate Winslet was already a parent to 13-year-old daughter Mia and 9-year-old son Joe before she hooked up with Ned Rocknroll and they decided to make shit legit and get married. Then she ended up pregnant and just last week gave birth to their son, Bear. Turns out, she wasn’t really planning on the new baby. Oops!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s been very busy, but thankfully I’ve had some time to rest. I haven’t been pregnant in 10 years. My daughter is turning 13, and my son will be 10.
“It’s funny – I really was at a point where I was certain I wasn’t having any more kids. Life is very strange that way, isn’t it?”
Now, don’t get your panties in a twist, guys – I’m not saying Kate Winslet doesn’t love her son or want him, just that it was probably a shocker when that EPT test turned blue or got a cross or whatever the hell happens with pregnancy tests (not my forte). However, I have to wonder why some women don’t just… you know… take birth control? Use preventative methods? It’s nearly 2014, ladies. Keep up.
Also, I know women do it all the time, but I cannot imagine having my youngest be ten years old and then thinking, “Huh, this would be fun to start ALL OVER AGAIN!” Hell to the no.