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Kate Winslet Talks About Her Weight Struggles

My girl Kate Winslet appears on the June cover of Vanity Fair Italia (on stands now) in a stunning blue-black sequinned blazer.  Love the sexy mussed hair and smokey makeup (which combines for that “just been well-$*%&ed look”).  Her makeup is by Lancome (which makes sense since she’s the face of Tresor), but I can’t find out whose jacket that is.

The interview inside is the best part anyway (excerpts):

Yes, I actually have. About your being normal and ordinary, a full literature has been written.
And it's all true. I am aware that, since my career started so early and was lived so publicly, there are people who don't stop wondering about me and how I actually lead my life. How does she deal with her children? Where do she leave them? My children are with me all the time. Period.

Another Kate Winslet classic: her fight in the name of all the women who do not wear XS. Bored of talking about it?
Better say that I'm bored of what it means that we are still here talking about it: it means that nothing has changed. Otherwise, no, I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old.

Do remarks on your weight bother you?
No more. It's one of those things I learned quickly to ignore. Once it was different, it hurt me. When I was twenty I pretended it didn't bother me, but I felt very bad, I did. In front of journalists and the public I acted superior, but I was dying inside. Now everything is different. It takes time, but you can learn it.

And how did you learn?

I took the hardest way: smashing my face against it.

For a woman who has been fighting with weight all of her life, it's harder.
I know what you mean, and it's true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but – you know – I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks.

Wow, isn't this a wonderful line?

I love this woman.


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