Just before her new movie Steve Job hits theaters, Kate Winslet graces the cover of WSJ. Magazine’s October issue. Inside, the Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy award winner delivers a candid interview about her failed marriages, why she doesn’t consider herself a movie star, and the (hilarious) reason she keeps her Oscar in the bathroom. Here, a few highlights. Catch the whole interview here.
On keeping her divorce details private: “No one really knows what has happened in my life. No one really knows why my first marriage didn’t last; no one knows why my second didn’t. And I’m proud of those silences.”
On failed marriages: “I know lots of people who are not in the public eye who have gone through several marriages, I really do, and it’s just those are the cards that life dealt me. I didn’t plan on its being that way . And f— me, it hasn’t been easy, you know.”
On her husband, Ned Rocknroll: “Thank God for Ned—really. He’s just so incredibly supportive, and he’s so much fun. He’s absolutely everything to me. And to all of us.”
On dealing with tabloid attention: “No one teaches you, and also no one particularly helps you. It’s a very specific thing to ask people to understand. ‘So-and-so was mean about me in the newspaper.’ ‘Oh, just ignore it.’ But you can’t, because it’s not true. ”
On preferring not to be referred to as a movie star: “I’ve always been so uncomfortable with that. I just don’t feel like one, and I don’t live like one either— not the way I imagine a proper movie star living.”
On why she keeps her Oscar in the bathroom: “The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad’—and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed. They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical.”
On her immediate reaction when she lands a role: “The first thing I do is panic.”
On body image and health: “We all focus on our bodies in our late teens and our early 20s, in a way that is just not cool or healthy. In your 30s, you become aware of staying fit. 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—ing nude scene.”
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