Kate Winslet covers Vanity Fair Italia: “I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks”

Kate Winslet covers the new issue of Vanity Fair Italia – this is a new photo shoot and interview, as opposed to something VF Italia jacked from one of their sister publications. I mentioned this in yesterday’s links, but I guess I’ll say it again: Winslet looks really odd (to me). Of course, this oddness is probably Photoshop, although… in candid photos, Winslet looks pretty much the same as this. Anyway, have you heard? Kate Winslet is an advocate for “normal” women. Here are some highlights from Kate’s interview:

Winslet on whether she’s bored with talking about body image: “Better say that I’m bored of what it means that we are still here talking about it: it means that nothing has changed. Otherwise, no, I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old.”

On criticism of her shape: ‘It’s one of those things I learned quickly to ignore. Once it was different, it hurt me. When I was twenty I pretended it didn’t bother me, but I felt very bad, I did. In front of journalists and the public I acted superior, but I was dying inside. Now everything is different. It takes time, but you can learn it.’

Getting rid of “the fat girl”: “It’s true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but – you know – I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks. Wow, isn’t this a wonderful line?”

On her normal life: “I have always lived an ordinary life, and always will. It’s who and what has to do with my job that makes it “unordinary.” I cook, go to the supermarket, pick my children up at school.”

[Via The Mail]

Maybe I’m being oversensitive (it happens) or maybe I’m being too bitchy (that definitely happens), but I find Winslet’s whole “I’m a positive body image advocate because I used to be FAT just like you” argument to be so, so patronizing. There are lots of women who struggle with their weight, of course. There are lots of women (the overwhelming majority of women) who are not even close to being a size zero. Why does Kate want to be our patron saint? Because she was chubby in her early 20s and then she remade herself into a sleek, tucked, sucked and plucked Hollywood blonde? If we’re really going to have a conversation about body image and the messages actresses send to “normal” women, what does it say when a lovely, curvy-figured woman starts carving herself up and drastically slimming down over the course of a few years? And what does it say to women when Kate Winslet refers to her curvy-figured years as “the fat girl”?

Photos courtesy of Vanity Fair Italia.

 

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  1. gee says:

    As a rounder person, I do appreciate when someone knows what it’s like to struggle with weight as apposed to Goopy telling me it’s just totally possible to look like a string bean if I did crunches. I don’t think that Kate Winslet can really compare to the masses though. If I had a trainer, a chef, a home gym, a nutritionist, etc, I would be a lot easier to lose weight and keep it off.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I don’t mean to attack you specifically bra, but i am so SICK of people saying how “easy” it is for celebrities to lose weight with chefs, trainers…whatever. I am a junior associate work 13-16 hours a day and STILL go to my gym for an hour before I come home and unwind for me. I see “soccer” moms who drop their kids at the daycare section of my gym, I see teens and I see the “older” women who all look as spectacular as these actresses, body wise. Do they have chefs and trainers? No. Just sheer dedication. You don’t even have to go to the gym. I was my healthiest and skinniest when I did at home vids, because I did not have a car for a stretch then and did not feel safe coming home after my late night gym workouts (sketch neighbourhood)

      Yes, Maybe it is a little easier when you have help, but it still takes enormous will power to adhere to healthy dietary guidelines as well as an exercise schedule. I should know, I use to be 25lbs overweight and I am short. We, as a standard north american society need to start taking responsibility for how fat our generation has become. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with any wealth or status level and when we give such factors credence, we take away the level of control we DO have. Contrary to popular belief, unless u are buying from whole foods or some pishy poshy organic shop, it is actually CHEAPER in most cases, to eat healthier than eat junk. I have already ranted enough, but if u want to know the mechanics, there are many online resources.

      There goes my morning rant. All the above are strictly MY opinion.

      • gee says:

        Hey now, I didn’t say it was impossible to do it as a working lady, I said it was easier for celebrities. When I was in college and controlled my schedule, it was easy to work out for 2 hours a day and stuff. Now that I am on a shoestring budget and freaking tired at the end of the day it is harder. Of course it’s doable, but also of course it’s easier for the celebrities.

      • Sam says:

        Yeah, even with all the amenities, I’m sure they would still have to drag me kicking and screaming to a gym. Eating healthy I can deal with and make the effort to do, but God forbid I actually EXERCISE. With a child and all the running around I do, I just can’t seem to convince myself to add an extra hour to more movement. I’m dragging ass by the end of the day, I don’t even want to THINK about crunches or running. Even then though, I know its an excuse. Point being even if someone ran ragged for me, I think I would find some excuse not to exercise. If I had to pay someone to force me to do the things I don’t want to do, both of us would have a bad time.

      • melissa says:

        You are correct. People no longer feel the need to accept responsibility for themselves. Health wise, or other. I skip cookies in exchange for pears every day, cheese burgers for toasted tomato sandwiches, etc. Start taking responsibility, people.

      • naomi says:

        I’m not nitpicking at what you’ve said, I do 100% agree with you on losing weight takes dedication and effort and can be done without all the extra help that celebrities get, but I just wanted to say that in the UK currently it is cheaper to eat absolute junk rather than eat healthy, homecooked foods. Fruit and veg is twice the price of a multipack of crisps and fresh meat is practically triple the price of a fatty ready meal. So its quite hard to eat healthily when you’re on a budget here, which makes losing weight more difficult.

      • PL says:

        Please. It absolutely is easier for celebrities. I would adore being able to work out every day. I don’t have a whole hour to myself on any day of the week, and I already don’t get enough sleep. And even if I did, one of my four kids would undoubtedly need something. I’m talking to two of them as I type this. And yes, many, many, many studies have shown that eating healthy costs considerably more than eating unhealthy foods. Now I have to finish cooking and then turn two errands. If I have a coherent thought later, I’ll have more arguments, but chances are that I’ll be too tired.

      • Magpie says:

        I also think it’s dismissive to say that people who struggle with their weight don’t have the “willpower” other people do. That’s reductive and simplistic.

      • Bluebear says:

        Well, la-ti-flucking-da. Aren’t you just the golden god of perfection.

    • Krock says:

      Now now lets not beat up on gee for her OP. No its not magical for celebrities with money but ya’ll have to admit, if you had the money, and the resources for a chef, trainer, plastic surgeon, nip, tuc, pick, poke and prod, it would in fact be easier. I think thats what she was getting at. No one thinks its easy but if you didnt have a 9-5 and had all the monetary resources, tell me it wouldnt be easier.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        This. What is it with people who go on rants without actually reading what’s been said?
        I agree that it is absolutely possible to lose weight/be healthy without a personal trainer etc. Nobody ever said it wasn’t. But let’s be honest here, it’s flippin’ difficult to navigate your nutrition these days unless you stick to raw food. I for one don’t always understand what every ingredient is and what it does to my body. So yes, if I had a personal chef and nutritionist, it would be soooo much easier. And if I had the money for a trainer, I’m sure my workout would be a lot more effective.

        Alas, I’m a student and I do what I can on a budget. But easy it is not and I’d take a personal everything in a heartbeat.

        This is why I usually don’t listen to celebrities who talk about their lifestyle. I can’t relate to it. But you know, Goopy offends me a lot less than Winslet. Why? Because her reality doesn’t even graze mine and that means I just read and laugh because I will never look like her or work out with that crazy Tracy woman. Winslet pisses me off because she doesn’t mention the trainers and nutritionists who most likely helped her get here, weight-wise. She talks like it all just melted off at some point. Goopy admits that she busts her ass every day.

      • beyonce's bump says:

        @ Littlemissnaughty…please go have several seats. I was not attacking Gee and ur assumption that I did not read the post thoroughly is nonsensical to say the least. I had read similar comments to Gee’s and never bothered to reply before and for some reason, i actually liked how Gee phrased her comment AND had time to spend on the site this morning to comment..this will be my only response to you or this thread. kmt

        To everyone else, I see your point!

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        @beyonce’s bump: Several seats? That’s so clever.

        First of all, your reply to Gee started with “I don’t mean to attack you specifically but … ” and that’s nothing but a way of saying “I’m going to attack you specifically”. Like “No offense but …” Second, if you didn’t mean to attack her specifically, you could have just left a reply without replying to her. But you didn’t. Third, you were “SICK” (little aggressive there?) of people stating how “easy” it is for celebrities. See, Gee didn’t write that. She wrote “easier”. So no, you didn’t really read her post carefully.

        And I know that you won’t reply because you said so in a childish attempt to stick your tongue out at me and leave in a huff, effectively telling me you will have the last word here no matter what. But I’d love to know where in the world your aggressive reply to my post came from. I even agreed with some of the points you made. I guess you didn’t read carefully enough. Again. Because most of what I said (in fact, everything after the first sentence) wasn’t directed at you.

    • F5 says:

      You’re right Gee, but she earned her chefs, personal trainers and all her perks.. (as much as I can’t stand her)

      • emipie says:

        Really? How did she earn it? By being born to a Famous Producer and an Actress? By having privalege from minute one and an inside track into fame? I also don’t understand fat people but I don’t think Gwenny has done any work that puts her above a fast food drone.

  2. lafairy says:

    she souldn’t be graceful about anything of her current physique, she looks like an overdone mannequin and she doesn’t have a nice figure (figure is not about size!!) her hair is fried and don’t get me started on the pulled and sucked in face…
    she just needs to STFU and go away for awhile.
    and this is from someone who used to really like her

    • kibbles says:

      I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one here to say that I USED to like her. I should have known with her body issues she would eventually fall into the Hollywood trap of being overly obsessed with her weight and looks. It’s sad because I really liked her for her natural beauty, truly curvy figure (back when she was a size 10-12), and her talent. All of that has seemed to taken a backseat to her now glamorous red carpet appearances in tight Victoria Beckham mini dresses, her odd love life, and her narcissism in nearly every interview. I’m so happy that Celine Dion responded to Kate’s insult about “My Heart Will Go On” with grace and class. Kate really needs to shut up about her weight and stop complaining about all the opportunities she was given regardless of how corny they seem to her now.

  3. Eve says:

    Anyway, have you heard? Kate Winslet is an advocate for “normal” women.

    Oh, here we go again…

    …but I find Winslet’s whole “I’m a positive body image advocate because I used to be FAT just like you” argument to be so, so patronizing.

    Me too.

    • Marjalane says:

      My, but Miss Winslet is a smug little Barbie, isn’t she?

    • The Original Mia says:

      Thank you for saying what I’ve felt for years about Winslet. Never been a fan, but I’m rapidly approaching STFU, please territory.

    • Rachel says:

      She was what? A size 10 at her largest? I realize in Hollywood, that may be considered “fat” but in the rest of the world, we call that average. I find it kind of offensive that she would refer to herself as the “fat girl” when at her largest she was still smaller than average.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        I don’t find it offensive. When the “average” size is around a 22, as we’re gearing towards, and someone is less than that, at say, a 16, are we to get on their case for referring to themselves as fat when they’re under the average? Anyway, I agree with the “used to like her” posters.

      • Sal says:

        To be fair to Winslet, when she was a teenager she was genuinely fat (there are photos of her out there as a teen), she slimed down before she made it in films. She has spoken about being overweight as a teenager too, and how she was teased and called “blubber”, so when she refers to herself as “the fat girl” she’s talking about that time of her life not when she in Titanic like everyone assumes.
        Also, it’s not her fault everyone wants to keep talking to her about her weight. I’m sure she’s fed up with it too.

    • Kate says:

      When she was at the Oscars for Titanic in that green dress, surrounded by skinny minny actresses, you can bet she felt like the fat girl and the media sure as hell went on about her like she was the fat girl.

      In Hollywood terms, she was bordering on obese. Not by “real world” standards – but this is a town where you can be emaciated beyond belief and as long as you have implants to give you a decent bust measurement everyone thinks you look fine.

      Everytime I see Julie Bowen or Victoria Beckham, I imagine them without the implants and they look totally unhealthy.

      Kate has never looked unhealthy and doesn’t look unhealthy now.

  4. I.want.shoes says:

    Bitch, please. If she was a size 10 or more, I might admire her “I’m fighting for all the fat girls” speech. In fact, it’s downright insulting that she considers herself the spokesperson for “normal women” when she is about a size 6 and the average American woman is a size 14.

    • Eve says:

      May I add that it’s really, really annoying to see people using the expression “normal women”? “Real women” also grates on my nerves. Ordinary, common, regular are better words to describe women around the world who don’t look like supermodels.

      Normal women come in all f*cking shapes and sizes, for crying out loud!

      Even stick thin ones can be considered normal — as long as their thinness doesn’t stem from an eating disorder.

      • Lisa says:

        I shake my head when I read that people are accepting, even embracing, size 14 as an ideal. If everyone else jumped into a snake pit, would you? (Not YOU, you know what I mean!) Just because something is average, doesn’t mean it’s okay. Why be average?

      • original almond says:

        This reminds of an ad which was cerculating on the internet. It was a picture of four of five children, each of a very different ethnic ground and the caption said something like: “It doesn’t matter if you’re black, brown, yellow or normal.”

        But with regards to miss Winslet up there, she’s a smug little (pun intended) bitch and also a misguided hypocrite. In her S&S days she had a fuller figure than your average model but she was at most a size US 8 or 10. That she felt fat, I do not doubt it but being more curvacious than one would wish is no basis for becoming the spokesperson for the “fatties” of the world. The fact that she altered he body so much (through both traditional and artificial means )makes her an incredible hypocrite. I do not look at her and think “such a regular looking lady, body-wise.” I doubt few do as well.

      • Eve says:

        @ Original Almond:

        This reminds of an ad which was cerculating on the internet. It was a picture of four of five children, each of a very different ethnic ground and the caption said something like: “It doesn’t matter if you’re black, brown, yellow or normal.”

        I was going to say “un-f*cking-believable” but then I rembered that that’s a rather common display of racism in more than one media form (everywhere — even here in Brazil).

  5. cupidtyrox says:

    Every single interview is about this woman ends up being about body ,her weight,size, curves… We get it Kate. Truly. You are awesome for being so normal sized. Now can you please stfu?

  6. Jackie says:

    living an ‘ordinary life’ usually does not include dating someone by the name of ned rocknroll.

    she always was a fake phoney baloney.

  7. Mara says:

    Kate looks like a real woman should look healthy and curvy ,size zero is for models .

  8. Sisi says:

    her face is looking extra gaunt. In every single freaking picture of the whole shoot. I think the stylists of the shoot did that on purpose, like they are fetishizing her cheekbones or something. Stupid, because it makes Kate’s whole interview look utterly ridiculous and inappropriate.

  9. clare says:

    I don’t like how she is lying about not having work done. Weight loss doesn’t explain it away.

    I miss the old Kate. Even if she really wasn’t confident inside about owning her figure, she had a lot of women who liked her. She seems to lie a lot. A shame she wasn’t strong enough to resist the Hollywood version of barbie-woman.

  10. Peach Dancer says:

    WOW she looks delicious! Love her, she is very talented and gorgeous at the same time.

  11. Ainsley says:

    I saw some candid shots of her yesterday and her face looks like it usually does–I just think this mag photoshopped her like crazy. I like Kate and respect her as an actress, but I’d like to see an interview where she doesn’t talk about her weight or body at all. Tell the interviewer it is off limits! If she has nothing else to say, don’t bother with interviews. She sounds like she is always on auto-pilot.

    • Lisa says:

      I was going to say this. It’s the interviewers who ask these questions, but they only do it because they know she’ll entertain them. She can find other things to talk about. Like, uh, maybe the movie she’s promoting or whatever it is she’s on the cover for.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – she is an extremely talented actress, and all she’s ever asked about these days is her figure. How depressing. She’s even saying as much, but I think she needs to go beyond that and stop discussing it all together, in an effort to turn the conversation to more important things.

  12. Toot says:

    I’m so tired of reading about her talking about her weight, and the “normalcy” of it.

    I’m just sick of all celebs who talk about their weight being what’s right and if you’re not the same something is wrong with you.

    • Hipocrisy says:

      ITA

      Plus there is not really a normal type. What’s normal ? The majority representing a norm. Then normal in the US isn’t even normal versus the UK…And this not even taking the difference from ethnicity to ethnicity.

      And don’t get me started from country to country : the average french woman is skinnier than the brittish one.

      And why stop to body shape then ? why not the hair color : she is in the minority, hence not in the norm with her blondish self. And lets get to the height then, should she point out women for being taller or shorter than the ‘normal’ height of the country they live in ?

      There are skinny, lanky, curvy, fat, tall, short, white, black, asian type with all the difference in proportions, muscles, features…all diverse and all deealing with issues with body image.

      She should just STFU, stop being arrogant and think that she is more normal than any other who doesn’t have a physique like hers.

      She is just full of complexes and jealous about other women’s physique and always feel the need to put her body as the paragon of self important normalcy. while looking down at others, making sure to take cheap shots at the skinnier ones while she is probably more disgusted by the fat ones but know how to work it PC. She is not fooling me.

  13. erica says:

    I don’t find it patronizing at all. I think she can relate to what it feels like to be chubby, and she talks about that. Big deal. She’s not talking about her fat days as when she was a little curvier, she’s talking about when she was younger and chubby.

    I get tired of hearing her being attacked because she works at looking great – which she does! And I don’t believe any of the rumors that says she’s had anything done. She looks the same as she always has, albeit much slimmer in these photos.

    • Liv says:

      +1

      It’s not her fault that every interviewer asks her about her “weight issues” – and I don’t think she ever asked for that being asked. What I find weird is that she’s friends with DiCaprio who just dates girls with size XS ;-)

    • sunny says:

      i agree, erika. i remember a looong time ago, when she was first famous, she said in interviews that she had to lose a lot of weight to become an actress in the first place. so i think she’s actually talking about a phase in her life we never really see photos of when she says ‘the fat girl’.

  14. Lisa says:

    Yawn. Her ass is not great, and neither is the rest of her.

  15. Really? says:

    “I’m really grateful for my buttocks?” Nooooo, i think what she actually said was “i’m really grateful for my botox.”

  16. zut alors! says:

    Isn’t this the same woman who lied about having had a c-section with her first child so she could continue to profit from her “normal woman” just like you personae?

    I find it funny that some celebs are called out constantly for being a “brand” and yet others are applauded and lauded for their perceived “realness”.

    Newsflash: they are all branded in some form or another. They have a public face to show and sell and they all participate in whatever they have to, to maintain that public face, otherwise known as their brand.

    • Minty says:

      Good point. She hides behind a persona like every other celebrity. She is an internationally famous film star. That’s as far from being a “normal” woman as she can get.

      I think she’s a very talented actress, but as others have mentioned, she comes across a bit smug when interviewed. And it was very tacky of her to publicly say that “My Heart Will Go On” makes her feel like throwing up. She doesn’t have to like the song, but she could have said something better. Since when did being rude and blunt become synonymous with being “real”? As I wrote on another thread, for all their imperfections in private, Old Hollywood stars knew how to behave with poise in public.

      Celine Dion recently responded to her song critique with class. Take some notes, Kate. Gracious manners go a long way.

      • original almond says:

        “Since when did being rude and blunt become synonymous with being ‘real’?”

        I despise this notion that being genuine and honest means behaving and speaking like an uneducated, unfiltered savage. It’s that obnoxious hipster attitude of “look at me, I’m not conforming to society’s norms, I’m not a sheep like you”.
        No, you’re a boor who cannot extend the effort for a minimum amount of respect towards your peers and your audience. Yes, you are modernizing social paradigms with your verbal diarrhea. I’m looking at you too, Kristen “Sh-t, F-ck, Dude” Stewart.

      • Minty says:

        @original almond:

        Exactly. Thanks for expressing beautifully what I was also thinking.

        Why are celebrities like Kristen Stewart always given a free pass for being inarticulate and dropping f-bombs? The non-famous would be called out immediately for such crass and sloppy behavior.

        That hipster sh*t has always annoyed me. They look down on others as conformists” when they are guilty of the thing they despise. While pretending to be different, they have their own sheeple characteristics: they wear ridiculous clothes “in an ironic way” and name-drop obscure artists they don’t really know. It doesn’t make them cool to people with a functioning brain. It makes them a bunch of try-hard phonies.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        Exactly how I feel…

  17. zut alors! says:

    Deleted – double post

  18. T.C. says:

    I like what she said about the only person she knows who wears XS is her11year old. Then she goes and ruins it with her I used to be a fat girl now I’m normal.

  19. lflips says:

    I just love her. She is so talented and so beautiful and so unpretentious.

  20. bns says:

    Why do movie stars insist on being “just like us”? If I were a movie star, I’d totally embrace it.

    • original almond says:

      I think it’s for the accessibility/approachability factor. It’s a PR/image thing. They have to appear as though the average joe can relate to them. In this day and age, seeming like an aloof, rich movie star is not recommended. People should feel as though you, the movie star, understand their plight: worries, fears, etc. Apparently, HW thinks it puts more asses in theater seats.

    • Happy21 says:

      I know right!

      I don’t think that movie stars are just like us at all. They lie through their teeth every chance they get.

      If I was an actor/actress and got asked questions about my job I would have no problem saying it was my job to look good. It is my job to go to the gym, have a nice bod, eat next to nothing exciting and get paid millions. It is how they make their money so I don’t understand why they have to be so cunning about it.

    • Crystal says:

      Not all movie stars, just the women. The thing is, we hate when they try to act humble and down to earth but on the other hand look at how much shit Madonna and Goop get. These women are not afraid to flaunt what they have and you’d never catch Madonna trying to appeal to the common folk. Yet people hate her for it. I don’t even bother reading interviews from actresses because it’s always the same shit.
      ‘I was bullied’
      ‘I never had any friends’
      ‘I’m a total nerd’
      ‘I hate clubbing, I’d rather saty home and eat waffles’
      ‘I’ve only had one boyfriend, guys don’t approach me’

      All that bullshit is to make us relate to them. But I don’t blame them. When you’re a beautiful woman, people automatically think you’re a bitch so you have to go out of your way to make yourself likable. Look at how we all salivate over basic looking women like Cate Blanchet and Tilda Swinton. These women have more talent in their tears than most of young hollywood but because they’re beauty isn’t threatening, they don’t have to act like something they’re not. We immediately love them. There’s a reason why Megan Fox and Mila Kunis over do it in interviews, it’s because they’re hated before they even open their mouth. Because they’re beautiful. So they need to prove that they’re not airheads or bitches.

      Look at all the flack Megan Fox caught for saying she wouldn’t want to be ugly. There would have been even more criticism if she’d have lied and said that looks don’t matter or she doesn’t think she’s beautiful.

      It’s easy to say that they should just embrace it (they should) but I know for a fact that people (especially on this site) would find them equally annoying if they spoke about how easy their life is and how much they love being beautiful and having money.

      Look at Hollywood mothers. Most of them get flack on just the assumption that they have an army of nannies. Can you imaging what would happen if any of them were to actually admit that it was true. Those bitches would get dragged. Yet on the other hand we hate it when they talk about how hard it is to raise children.

      Female actresses cannot win, so I really don’t blame them for all of their fake humility.

      • bns says:

        Celebrities can never win in any situation (especially actresses), but I’m one of the few who like Madonna and GOOP for their holier-than-thou bitchiness. It’s entertaining and intersting to me.

        I just think it would be more fun to embrace the glamour of celebrity. Fuck waiting in line like everybody else and not getting free gifts from fashion designers. I’d eat it all up.

      • original almond says:

        What Cate and Tilda have in spades is talent. The former is classically beautiful IMO and therefore very much in danger of making stupid, shallow women feel threatened. The latter has unusual features and an odd fashion sense which could both alienate the regular public.

        Yet they both get heaped on with praise and adoration because the quality of their work is well above the standard and it speaks for itself. It does not require the aide of feel-good, I’m-so-normal interviews to create hype for it.

        Megan Fox is a talentless actress who in her moment of fame was stupid enough to put her foot in her mouth repeatedly. Inane, ridiculous interviews and a painfully obvious lack of acting skills were her downfall. Not the pettiness of your everyday woman. As for Mila Kunis, she still has to prove that she can do better than the average performance you’d see in any summer flick.

        GOOP and Madona are often criticised for their attitudes and their outright lies. I’d have to write a novel-length comment to explain it, but rest assured they are being roasted by celebitches for very valid reasons. Their financial situation and lifestyle have very little to do with it all and are merely circumstantial and adjacent to the very valid reasons I was talking about.

        P.S. Please be kind and never again compare Blanchet and Swinton with the likes of Fox. I nearly had a laughing fit.

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        I think SOME gorgeous women get treated like that because they are bitchy.

        I always wanted to prove myself with my brain and athletics, but I don’t think many people have been horrible to me because of my looks. If you are a bitch, yep, but if you are NICE and beautiful, it is definitely not like that, IMO. Maybe a few people treat you that way, but most are nice. It’s all about how that person acts.

        And my hubby thinks Cate Blanchett is gorgeous. And she is. Certainly not average.

  21. wonderwoman21 says:

    Recently I found out that I’m not a real woman, that my smaller size has reduced me to a sexless being somewhere between female and young boy. I also found out I have an eating disorder & that men prefer real women with curves & rolls. I’m thankful to the kind people who so selflessly pointed this out, otherwise I never would have known.

    • Noel says:

      I agree. I hate how people who are larger make themselves feel better by degrading skinny women. I have no problem with larger women, but I do not understand why they have a problem with us skinny ladies. I eat healthy and workout. I am still a real woman even though I am a size 2!

  22. Krock says:

    That photo cover is scary. Not sure whats going on there.

  23. joan says:

    I can’t believe she’s only mid 30s. Always thought she was in her 40s for some reason.

  24. JIll Coert says:

    Getting rid of “the fat girl”: “It’s true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but – you know – I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks. Wow, isn’t this a wonderful line?”

    I don’t think she means that she once was “fat”. I think what she is talking about by getting rid of the “fat girl” is getting rid of the insecurities over your body. She says now she loves her buttocks. I think many of you may be missing her meaning. I could be wrong, but I kind of get that – I am 6 feet tall and no matter what I weigh, I’m big. So I had to get rid of the “big girl” and just love me as a girl.

    • Ranga says:

      I totally agree, and I can relate as I am ‘big’ also.

      I think she talks about it all the time because they ASK her about it all the time. She may just bring it up to get it done and out of the way in the interviews.

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      That’s exactly how I took it, too. The idea that no matter what you look like physically, you are always reverting mentally to thinking the worst of yourself. For those who are or who have been heavy, it’s thinking of yourself as the fat girl.

  25. philistine says:

    so over women with the weight discussion. The fact that it’s still being picked over in 2012 is sad. It’s just as bad for naturally slim girls who get backlash and hatred because they’re somehow “ideal”. All of the women in my family are under a size 4 and we all have horror stories of the negativity that brings. Everyone needs to stop already and be people, not a size. Women are their own worst enemy with this BS

  26. Jordan says:

    She looks like a blend of Madonna and Sharon Stone – The Early Years. I think she looks better with a little roundness in her face…she looks harsh, although it could be photoshop. I wish the discussion was less about weight and more about healthy lifestyle. There is no one weight fits all…some women look and feel better with a little weight on them (not overweight but not thin) and some like muscle (which adds to weight). No celebrity can relate to ‘normal’ people as far as how to lead a healthy lifestyle because they are in 2 diff. worlds – one has a trainer and chef, the other is lucky to have a gym membership and enough money to fix healthy meals at home after working all day (instead of the cheaper & quicker call of fast food).

  27. jc126 says:

    She is a tremendous actress. Just owns everything she does, in my opinion.

  28. laura says:

    I have to disagree with one of the comments about it being cheaper in the UK to eat junk food over fresh. A ready meal is around £3, so if you fed yourself solely on ready meals for a week thats £21. I can feed myself for a week on homemade soups and curries (with meat) and pasta etc for less than £15. People who claim its cheaper to eat rubbish seriously need to get down to their local supermarkets and actually check prices.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      ITA. When we live there I am not allowed to eat at site because it is in the RAH.
      So all my meals have to be cooked and it isn’t mre to eat healthy, it’s more time consuming, but not more expensive.
      Shoot-go to Princi, Pho or Muriel’s (near Ken station) and get yourself some gorgeous food for cheap!

  29. Kristin says:

    She’s a little too smug about her weight loss. When Titanic Redux was re-released a couple of months ago, she went on about her and Leo’s reversal of fatness..I love me a fat Leo so she can just shut up.