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During an interview, Kate Winslet spoke about the weight of fame and how she navigated her life after the success of ‘Titanic’.
In the film industry, one of the largest machines in the world, success is measured on several levels, and one of the most determining is fame, originating (somehow) with the Hollywood star system. However. This way of understanding success has evolved over time, especially with the appearance of social networks, which reflect a level of popularity but not recognition.
But there was a time when There were still movie stars, who started with a huge box office with some film, and from which a lot of big projects were born. Let’s think about Tom Cruise, perhaps the last movie star whose image is what draws audiences to movie theaters (Top Gun: Maverick It was one of the highest-grossing films of 2022).
Fame among celebrities
But there are other characters who, upon reaching a tremendous level of fame, They decided to keep a low profile with much smaller films. And this is where we mention Kate Winslet’s name, who began his career in the 1990s working with directors such as Peter Jackson, Ang Lee and Kenneth Branagh.
But it was with James Cameron that she became one of the most popular, acclaimed and famous actresses of the time. ANDIn 1997, Kate Winslet starred in Titanic alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, and became the highest-grossing film in history.
The level of fame that Winslet achieved with Titanic It was huge. But unlike her co-star, the British actress made the decision to “reject” fame. Because? Because in her words, his life with that level of attention became unpleasant.
Kate Winslet and her experience with fame
In an interview for PORTER, Kate Winslet talked about her life after Titanic, and described it as an “unpleasant” experience. The actress said that she felt that “I had to look a certain way, or be something, and because media intrusion was so great back then, my life was kind of unpleasant.“.
Kate Winslet is one of the actresses who has spoken the most in favor of body diversity in the film industry. In 2017, during an event known as WE Day UK, the actress said that when she was at school and she sought an acting career, They made her feel bad about her image. They called her “blubber” (a pejorative for obese).
“I felt like it wasn’t enough. That I didn’t look good, all because I didn’t represent someone else’s idea of being perfect. I didn’t have the perfect body. And I almost never heard anything positive… I had to ignore the negative comments. Believe in myself. I got up and worked hard“.
He also talked about the professional decisions he made after the success of Titanic, in which he opted for much less commercial projects. “Journalists always say, ‘After ‘Titanic’ you could do anything and you chose to do the smaller ones.’ And it was, ‘Yes, of course. Because guess what, being famous was horrible.’“.
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