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WATCH THIS: Kate Winslet’s Titanic Screen Test

Holy crap. Kate Winslet was only NINETEEN when she starred (and headlined) in Titanic? I’m going to say it again: holy crap. She’s just amazing. She’s luminous. She shines. She outacts so, so many other girls that are her age now (including people like Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, and a handful of others who are considered “actresses” nowadays), and she’s just …gosh, she’s just brilliant.

I dunno, guys. Even if Kate Winslet is an uber-big bitch, it’s this kind of thing that just makes me adore her no matter what. Even if she does have a second career as the number one Titanic hater the world over.

Kate Winslet Can’t Even Look at Her Fans

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From Radar:

The real Kate Winslet may not be nearly as sweet as her on screen persona!

Kate rudely snubbed her adoring fans in the small town of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts recently while shooting her new movie Labor Day and Star magazine has exclusive details about her shockingly bad behavior.

“Kate was so rude, she never once acknowledged any of us, I was devastated,” hopeful fan Shanna Swan told Star.  “She gave dirty looks to people in my town who waited hours to see her.”

Shanna grew up in the small town and has been a huge fan of Kate’s since she was a child and said the actress was received with open arms from the town’s people. “Upon her arrival everyone was yelling ‘Kate we love you!’ and you could hear everyone gasping with excitement when her black Cadillac pulled up.”

She said she had been waiting in the rainy cold weather with her young children to see the Oscar winning actress and was surprised when Kate refused to acknowledge the crowd of fans.

“I could feel and hear the excitement of everyone around me saying ‘OMG is that Kate? When is she coming?’ and there were lots of excited senior citizens. I witnessed several seniors asking the production staff if Kate would come and talk to fans and there were roughly 100 people waiting for her.”

Unfortunately, Shanna said Kate refused to look at the crowd and completely ignored everyone waiting to meet her.

“She always plays such warm people on the big screen, I thought she would be kind, so when she was mean, I was crushed,” Shanna said. “I watched The Titantic 13 times when I was 12 years old, and Kate wouldn’t even look up for a second to acknowledge we were all adoring her.”

“Everyone in town was really hurt, and I could hear people calling her name.  After she took off, one lady right next to me specifically said, ‘Wow. How rude was that?’”

Now everyone in the small town is talking about Kate’s behavior, “She was just plain nasty. Kate was only on set for a short time and jumped back in her Cadillac and took off, without even a wave or thank you or a smile for us.”

“This was the first celebrity I’ve seen in my lifetime, and sadly the experience was hurtful to me and my entire town.  Kate Winslet really left a bitter taste in our mouths.”

Look, there’s absolutely no reason why someone should act like this. If a group of people took time out of their day to come see you, you can take time out of yours to smile at them. That’s all Kate had to do. She could have smiled and waved at them – you know, she could have acknowledged them – and none of us would be thinking “hmm, is Kate Winslet kind of a bitch?” Why was that so hard?

Kate Winslet Talks Body Image (Again) to Vanity Fair Italia

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From the Daily Mail via Vanity Fair Italia:

Winslet on whether she’s bored with talking about body image: “Better say that I’m bored of what it means that we are still here talking about it: it means that nothing has changed. Otherwise, no, I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old.”

On public criticism of her evolving body: ‘It’s one of those things I learned quickly to ignore. Once it was different, it hurt me. When I was twenty I pretended it didn’t bother me, but I felt very bad, I did. In front of journalists and the public I acted superior, but I was dying inside. Now everything is different. It takes time, but you can learn it.’

Getting rid of “the fat girl”: “It’s true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but – you know – I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks. Wow, isn’t this a wonderful line?”

On her normal life: “I have always lived an ordinary life, and always will. It’s who and what has to do with my job that makes it “unordinary.” I cook, go to the supermarket, pick my children up at school.”

You know, I can get behind Kate Winslet‘s backing of the unnatural idea for some people that every woman—no matter the age, height, or body structure—should be a size 00, but I’m kind of confused about where she’s going with the “you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were.” It seems like there’s still a bit of a sore spot there, and while I admire her for being able to admit these kinds of things candidly, it kind of strikes me as odd that she’d choose the words “get rid of the fat girl.” What’s so wrong with being “the fat girl”, either physically or psychologically?

But hey. Whatever, right? She’s not trashing ‘Titanic’ for the first time in six months, so I’m not going to pick it apart too much. She’s a beautiful lady with a beautiful figure, and judging by this interview, Kate’s apparently a whole different person than she used to be. We all grow at different paces, and it’s nice to see someone who’s been in the spotlight for so long evolve into something that she’s apparently always wanted to be.

Kate Winslet Continues to Trash Titanic

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I usually really like Kate Winslet. I think she’s absolutely gorgeous, she’s a wonderful actress, and I’m always interested in what she has to say. Oh yeah, and I loved Titanic. I don’t remember how many times I went to see it, but I remember it was more than twice in theaters, and once at the drive-in. My cousin and I tried to speak like Rose and walk like her, and we tried to dress like her, but my nine-year-old self didn’t have much of a budget for period costumes. But I loved it.

Maybe that’s why that thing that Kate Winslet said recently, the thing about “My Heart Will Go On,” sort of rubbed me the wrong way. Let me refresh your memory:

“I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll. I feel like throwing up when I hear it. No, I shouldn’t say that. No, actually, I do feel like throwing up. I wish I could say, ‘Oh listen, everybody! It’s the Celine Dion song!’ But I don’t. … Everytime I go into a bar where there’s a live pianist or into a restaurant … it’s thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song. I did a talkshow in Italy recently where they had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song, and I was severely urged to go and sing it as if I had in fact sung it myself…. ‘I’m not going to.’ It rather haunts me, the song.”

Don’t get me wrong, I can totally understand how all of that would get real annoying, real quick. To me, though, that quote just had a sort of Rooney Mara vibe about it, you know? That whole “thanks for giving me this awesome job and this huge break, but after everything’s said and done, I’m just going to trash talk it for years” thing.

But wait, check out her more recent comments, and then see what you think:

TITANIC star Kate Winslet says seeing herself as she was 15 years ago made watching the newly-released 3D version of the epic disaster movie “bizarre”.

And the actress, who has struggled with her weight, reckons she has aged better than her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

“We do look very different, we’re older. Leo’s 37, I’m 36 – we were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner,” she says. The 1997 original film made global superstars of the pair.

Describing seeing Titanic again 15 years on, she said: “The second my face came on I was like, ‘Oh my God, make it stop, switch it off, somebody make it stop, turn the sound down, is that what we looked like? Oh my God, look what I looked like and look what Leo looks like!’

“It was completely bizarre, it was like somebody saying we’re going to take a home video that we made of you that’s three-and-a-half hours long and we’re going to make the world watch it all over again.”

Oh girl. Did you really just call Leonardo DiCaprio fat? Is it really inconveniencing you that much that your most well-known movie is getting all this attention again? So sorry for your massive success, Kate.

Quotables: Kate Winslet Throws Celine Dion Under the Bus

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“I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll. I feel like throwing up when I hear it. No, I shouldn’t say that. No, actually, I do feel like throwing up. I wish I could say, ‘Oh listen, everybody! It’s the Celine Dion song!’ But I don’t. … Everytime I go into a bar where there’s a live pianist or into a restaurant … it’s thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song. I did a talkshow in Italy recently where they had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song, and I was severely urged to go and sing it as if I had in fact sung it myself…. ‘I’m not going to.’ It rather haunts me, the song.”

Oh, girl. This. Yes. See, I was on to this business when the movie first came out back in 97, when I was fourteen years old. I loved the movie but I was like, “God, Celine Dion, really? Like, Celine Dion as in Up Close & Personal, quite possibly one of the worst f-cking movies of all time?” Call me trend-forward for my age back then – or just, you know, a smug and superior little bitch – but I knew that this song was going to come back and bite everyone involved with the production of the movie on the ass. Because it’s dumb.

If it makes you feel any better, Kate, this song was played at my Senior Prom as, like, one of the last songs of the night. I’m guessing it was to make the evening more memorable than it should have been (I don’t remember; I was pretty lit up the second half of the night), but the only thing I do remember is being in the bathroom as this song played, smoking … a cigarette.

Anyway. I guess what I really wanted to say is that we’re in the same boat, Kate. Ha. Get it? The same ‘boat’? Yeah. I know.

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Kate Winslet: “What’s A Snooki?”

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Even though the headline made me just laugh and laugh, this is actually a pretty sad story. See, poor little Snooki just loves Kate Winslet. She’s her favorite actress who starred in her favorite movie – what else?Titanic, and she wants to be just like her. As in, she dreams of being an actress of Kate’s caliber. Are you giggling yet? Ok, let’s continue.

In order to achieve her dreams, Snooki had her people call Kate’s people so the two could get together and chat. Snooki apparently even thought that she could get some tips from Kate. So what was Kate’s response when she heard of this request? She “just stared blankly and said, ‘What’s a Snooki?’”

Oh, Snooks. Don’t give up, honey. Kate’s just too busy cussing and taking pretty pictures to recognize your special brand of magic. Don’t give up though, girl! You’ll have your own personal Titanic one day. Let’s just hope your acting is a smidge better than your fellow castmates, all right?