Kate Winslet reflected on the negative aspects of fame she received after the release of James Cameron's 1997 romantic tragedy, Titanic.
During her latest cover story interview for PORTER magazine, the Mountain Between Us opened up about her life became difficult after she became famous.
"I felt like I had to look a certain way, or be a certain thing, and because media intrusion was so significant at that time, my life was quite unpleasant," Winslet told the outlet.
She went on to explain, "Journalists would always say, ‘After Titanic, you could have done anything and yet you chose to do these small things’ … and I was like, ‘Yeah, you bet your life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible.' "
Despite the unpleasant aspects, the Academy Award winner admitted that, "It's not a burden, any of it."
She continued, "[Titanic] continues to bring people huge amounts of joy. The only time I am like, ‘Oh God, hide,' is if we are on a boat somewhere."
The Regime star portrayed Rose in the tragic love story alongside the Hollywood heartthrob and her very good friend Leonardo DiCaprio.
This is not the first time Kate Winslet got candid about the fame following the release of the blockbuster hit film.
In 2021, during her appearance at WTF with Marc Maron podcast, she walked down the memory lane to recall going "into self-protective mode right away" after Titanic because she felt "bullied" by the British media.
"It was like night and day from one day to the next," said the Heavenly Creatures actress referring to her fame.
She continued, "Also, I was subject to quite a lot of also personal physical scrutiny, and criticized quite a lot — the British press were actually quite unkind to me."
"I felt quite bullied, if I'm honest, I remember just thinking, 'Okay, well, this is horrible and I hope it passes,'" she told Maron at that time.
She explained, "And it did definitely pass but it also made me realize that if that's what being famous was, I was not ready to be famous, thank you. No, definitely not."
Kate Winslet will be next seen in Avatar 3, slated for a 2025 release.
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