Kate Winslet says she ‘felt bullied’ by the press after ‘Titanic’ success: ‘I was not ready to be famous’

At age 21, Kate Winslet accomplished superstardom when she performed Rose Dewitt Bukater in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” — however status got here with a value.

“I went into self-protective mode immediately [after ‘Titanic’ came out], the British megastar mentioned on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Thursday.

“It used to be like night time and day from someday to the following,” the now-45-year-old recalled. “I used to be topic to a large number of non-public bodily scrutiny. I used to be criticized so much and the British press have been moderately unkind to me.

“I felt bullied if I’m being truthful,” she admitted. “I consider pondering, ‘That is terrible and I’m hoping it passes.’ It did without a doubt move but it surely made me understand that, if that’s what being well-known used to be, I used to be now not able to be well-known. No doubt now not.”

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Kate Winslet starred as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 'Titanic,' which premiered on December 19, 1997. 

Kate Winslet starred as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic,’ which premiered on December 19, 1997. 
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Winslet gained an Oscar nomination for “Highest Actress” however misplaced to Helen Hunt for “As Excellent As It Will get.” As a substitute of pursuing main Hollywood motion pictures, Winslet determined to hone on her craft and tackle indie productions as an alternative.

It wouldn’t be till 2009 when she gained an Oscar for “Highest Actress,” this time for “The Reader.”

“I used to be nonetheless finding out the right way to act,” she defined. “I felt I wasn’t able to do a number of large Hollywood jobs. I didn’t wish to make errors and blow it. I sought after to be in it for the lengthy recreation. I strategically attempted to seek out small issues so I may just perceive the craft somewhat higher and deal with some extent of privateness and dignity.”

At age 25, Winslet welcomed a kid, a daughter named Mia Honey Threapleton. She credited motherhood to serving to her take much less understand of the clicking.

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Kate Winslet went on to focus on indie projects after her success with 'Titanic.'

Kate Winslet went on to concentrate on indie tasks after her luck with ‘Titanic.’
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“All of that stuff evaporated somewhat,” she instructed the opening.

Winslet has reunited with Cameron, 66. This time it’s for the “Avatar” sequel, which is lately in post-production. The movie is predicted to premiere someday in 2022.

She in the past labored together with her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio once more in 2008’s “Progressive Street.”

This yr, Winslet is regarded as an Oscar contender for her lead position in “Ammonite,” Time limit reported.

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