Kate Winslet Says She Was Bullied For Being ‘Stocky’ As A Girl
Kate Winslet, who stars in the new film the Dressmaker, wants young girls to know that she was bullied for her looks even at an early age.
“When I grew up, I never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life…that’s very damaging because then you’re programmed as a young woman to immediately scrutinize yourself and how you look,” Winslet said on an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls.
Winslet also has stressed that young girls should not compare themselves to what stars look like on the red carpet. In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Winslet said, “You know, we walk down red carpets. You know, it’s part of the job. But I think I feel very strongly that it’s important to also say to young girls that we don’t look like that all the time.”
The 40-year-old actress also talked about how she was teased when she was younger for being “stocky.” “I was teased for how I looked. In part, yeah, because I was quite stocky as a child. And I was very much teased for that,” she said.
The mother of three also tries not to stress about her everyday attire. “I even do the school run in my dressing gown, bathrobe,” she said. “And pyjamas. Yup, absolutely.”
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