“When I was younger, my agent would get calls saying, ‘How’s his weight?’ the Oscar and Emmy winner revealed.
Kate Winslet was weight-shamed early in her career.
The Oscar and Emmy winner revealed she was asked about her weight ahead of auditions during her Hollywood debut.
“When I was younger, my agent would get calls saying, ‘How’s his weight?
The “Avatar: The Way of the Water” star noted that the media cycle has changed so much in recent years that the tabloids are more relentless than ever.
“It was hard enough to get the News of the World flip on my doorstep, but it’s not enough now,” Winslet said. “This phrase that ‘today’s news will be tomorrow’s fish and chips’ does not exist. »
She continued, “The thing you did when you were drunk or stupid? It can come back to haunt you. Needing to be on guard for young actors is just another thing. It must be extraordinarily hard.
Winslet’s former co-star Melanie Lynskey, who starred opposite the “Mare of Easttown” actress in the 1994 film “Heavenly Creatures,” has also been open about criticism of her appearance. Lynskey told Rolling Stone earlier this year that she felt body-shamed while filming Showtime’s “Yellowjackets.”
“They were like, ‘What are you going to do? I’m sure the producers will find you a trainer. They would love to help you with that,” Lynskey revealed. “I’m just like, ‘Wow, really? This is where people think, the most important thing is to be thin or young? »
Lynskey added at the time, “I thought it was important that this character just be comfortable and sexual and not think about it or talk about it, because I want women to be able to look and think, ‘Wow, she looks like me and no one is saying she’s the fat one. This representation is important.
The “Candy” alum previously opened up about battling an eating disorder.
“I was losing my mind trying to conform to something that was physically not possible for me,” Lynskey told People magazine in 2016. “I was very sick for a long time. I was having food issues and at some point I thought, “I’m not going to survive” – not like I was near death or anything, but I was so unhappy and my hair was falling out. I was like, ‘I just need to look like I’m supposed to look’ and have faith that people will want to put someone in a movie or on a show that looks like that.
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