‘Titanic’ Duo Rules BAFTA Awards 2016, Kate Winslet Reveals ‘Fat Roles’ Insecurities
The BAFTA Awards 2016 paved way for the Titanic duo Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio to land awards during the event. Furthermore, Winslet revealed she was once told to settle for “fat girl roles” in order to make it big in the entertainment industry.Advertisement
Winslet and DiCaprio won Best Supporting Actress for “Steve Jobs” and Best Actor for “The Revenant,” respectively, reports People. The two have not landed awards simultaneously since they starred in the epic and top-grossing “Titanic.” However, for this year’s awards season, Winslet and DiCaprio are taking awards by storm.
When interviewed about her win, Winslet said, “Oh my gosh! What an incredible year to be nominated.” She also relayed her appreciation for Michael Fassbender who played her character’s husband and self-named movie title, “Steve Jobs.”
She also extended her deep appreciation for husband Ned Rocknroll and said, “My wonderful husband Ned who gave his seat to my mum so she could sit next to me. Ned, you’re in this room, I know you are. Hi babe, Happy Valentine’s Day! And my children who are probably more excited about this than I am. And my wonderful parents. I love you so much.”
In other news, Daily Mail reports that Winslet was also teased by Jimmy Kimmel about her role in the film “Titanic.” The flagship scene of the movie was when Rose (Winslet) was saved by Jack (DiCaprio) by making her go on top of a floating door before she froze to death. During that scene, Rose was able to survive the cold, while Jack died since he remained in the freezing water.
Kimmel said, “There was plenty of room on the raft.” Winslet then responded, “I know, I know. I agree, I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door.” Despite the conspiracy theory about Rose and Jack’s love story, Winslet and DiCaprio seem to be enjoying a happy ending, in their true-to-life achievements, at least.
Despite the joyous triumph the actress received during the BAFTA Awards 2016 event, Winslet revealed, “When I was younger, when I was 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts.” She added, “So what I always feel in these moments is that any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, by even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did – I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities,” reports The Guardian.
The BAFTA Awards 2016 was a win for the Winslet and DiCaprio, as they won awards for their performance in “Steve Jobs” and “The Revenant,” respectively. Despite the negativity that Winslet received when she was young, that teacher may be hiding in shame now as the actress grabbed her third BAFTA – not because she chose to settle for “fat girl” roles, but because of her acting performances in lead roles.