American actor Kate Winslet make clear her previous bullying experiences in Hollywood after she shot to fame by way of Titanic.
Throughout a chat on the most recent episode of WTF With Marc Maron, the Sense and Sensibility actor revealed why she recoiled from fame following her breakout function as Rose in Titanic.
“I think I went into self-protective mode right away,” she recalled.
“… It was vehicles and vehicles of British photographers who have been photographing me going and shopping for a pint of milk and a newspaper. That was simply bizarre. It was like evening and day from sooner or later to the subsequent,” she went on to say.
She went on to disclose that she was “subject to quite a lot of 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, ‘OK, well, this is horrible and I hope it passes.’ 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.”
“I was still learning how to act. I’d only been doing it since I was 17. And so I still felt like I wasn’t really ready to do lots of big Hollywood jobs. It was a huge responsibility. I didn’t want to make mistakes. I didn’t want to blow it. I wanted to be in it for the long game,” she said.
She further noted that she “did strategically try to discover smaller issues” so she could “perceive the craft a bit higher and likewise perceive myself a bit higher, and preserve a point of privateness and dignity.”