So many movie stars appear to inhabit a different planet to the rest of us, so it’s ridiculously refreshing when you encounter a celeb that seems like the type of gal you could shoot the breeze with of a Sunday afternoon while wearing week-old sweats.
Kate Winslet IS this gal.
She’s down-to-earth, she’s funny and she was around LONG before any of these other girl-next-door types showed up. *Cough* Jennifer Lawrence *cough*
Here are just a few reasons why Kate is, and always will be, our main girl.
1) She flashed Leonardo DiCaprio when they first met so that shooting a nude scene together wouldn’t be awkward.
2) She cried on Parkinson when she revealed that her husband at the time loved her latest film role.
3) She featured in US Weekly’s list of ‘Celebrities with Lack of Ego’.
4) She gleefully roared ‘Look at me now!” on a chat show after revealing she had been called ‘Blubber’ by school bullies and locked in an art cupboard.
5) She refused to slim down for her role as Rose in Titanic because she thought her curvier figure was a better representation of women’s figures in the early 1900’s.
6) Commenting on body image, she said: “As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, "I love my body". Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, "I am so proud of my body." So I make sure to say it to Mia because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.’
7) She danced with the Honey Monster for a TV advertisement when she was eleven.
8) She was outraged when GQ airbrushed her photos for their magazine cover.
9) Commenting on her figure, she said: I look like people that walk down the street. I don't have perfect boobs, I don't have zero cellulite – of course I don't – and I'm curvy. If that is something that makes women feel empowered in any way, that's great.”
10) Talking about the detox and diets, she says: "I'm no stranger to the occasional dodgy juice, but it doesn't taste very nice and it is bloody boring. It's not a way to live."
Need we say more? Kate, come live with us.