Kate Winslet: Looking good for 'nude scenes' isn't as important as my body being healthy

The actress is considered a good role model for body positivity

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Kate Winslet has spoken about her evolving body confidence, saying the most important thing is for her body to be healthy so she can support her children and family.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Winslet said: “Now I view my physical self as an instrument that I have to keep going because I’m a mother, and I have to be as healthy as I can for those three people who need me – more than I need for myself to be in a f*****g nude scene.”

She admitted never having a body-double when previously filming nude scenes, saying that “would feel like lying”.

Winslet, who will turn 40 this month, said that in her 20s and 30s, she focused on her body in “a way that [was] just not cool or healthy.”

In spite of her seemingly positive outlook of her figure, Winslet said after having three children, she would no longer feel comfortable being nude in a film, saying “I don’t think I can get away with it now.”

The actress previously revealed she was bullied over her weight and appearence when she was younger. 

Winslet is considered a spokesperson for healthy body image, and in 2003, openly criticised GQ magazine for airbrushing a cover image of her. 

Winslet is a mother to Mia who is 14, Joe who was born in 2003 and Bear, one, with husband Ned Rocknroll.

 

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