Last night, Steve Jobs star Kate Winslet was named Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the British Academy Awards. That trophy should look nice next to her two other BAFTAs, four Golden Globes, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, and MTV Movie Award for Hottest On-Screen Chemistry with an Ocean Liner. Winslet is one of the best actresses out there (minus Movie 43), and she doesn’t “settle” for anything, especially “fat girl parts,” whatever that means.
After the BAFTAs, Winslet told the press:
“When I was younger, when I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK if I was happy to ‘settle for the fat girl parts,'” Winslet told the press. “Look at me now!”
As the reporters laughed, [she] continued, “And so what I feel like saying in those moments is that any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, or a friend, or even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did — I didn’t listen and I kept on going and I overcame all of my fears and I got over a lot of insecurity. Just keep doing it and keep believing in yourself.” (Via)
Winslet’s entire career is one big middle finger to that out-of-work teacher.
(Via the Huffington Post)