Kate Winslet turns down body double, plans to bare mummy tummy

Kate Winslet markets herself as being a ‘real person’, who was once fat (her words, not mine!) and is just normal. Amazingly, she intends on sharing her real body as much as possible, by showing her crinkly mummy-tummy with the world in her next film.

The British actress appears naked in her new film The Reader but refused to use a body double or lose weight for the scenes, wanting a completely realistic look for her character.

Describing her own body, Kate admits to having aged, but maintains she is proud of her flawed physique, saying: “Here we go, I have a crumble baby belly, boobs are worse for wear after two kids… I’m doing all right. I’m 33. I don’t look in the mirror and go, ‘Oh, I look fantastic!’ Of course I don’t.
“Nobody is perfect. I just don’t believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, ‘This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!’ I’m proud of that.”

Sydney Morning Herald

Of course, this just proves that Kate Winslet isn’t really like us, given that she is actually willing to pass up the body double and bare her body. Although, we might all do it if we were offered millions of pounds.

Kate adds that she tries to keep her kids normal.

Kate also maintains she tries to give her two children – eight-year-old Mia, her daughter with ex-husband Jim Threapleton, and son Joe, four, with director husband Sam Mendes – as normal an upbringing as possible.

She added: “Life gets too complicated-and I don’t want that for my kids. I don’t want staff running around. I want them to put their own dirty clothes in the laundry bin and bring their plates from the table to the sink. It’s as normal as we can be.”

Sydney Morning Herald

Is this the second piece of proof that Kate Winslet is indeed something more than mortal? Because if she can get her 8 and 4 year old children to pick up after themselves she possibly does have a magic brew that makes her slim just for film, and holds the secret to eternal life.

Kate famously protested in the past about a GQ cover she posed for, where they slimmed her down into, well, a tall Kate Moss. The editor of GQ defended the pictures, saying that she had been no further altered than any other picture on the cover, or inside of the magazine, and that every picture you see inside has been digitally altered in some fashion. Something to think about next time you flick through the glossies.

Kate Winslet is shown at the airport on 11/14 and 11/16/08. Credit: Bauergriffinonline

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  1. Ophelia says:

    God she’s awesome. Love her. I wish I had that kind of confidence. It’s inhuman!

  2. RAN says:


  3. Claudia says:

    What is weird is why there was even a discussion about a body double.

    After all, in the book, teh young boy always describes her character figure as reminding him of a horse. So, she should not have Kate’s body, she should have the body of a real full figure 40-something woman.

    So in light of that, I can’t even imagine how they could have ever wanted Nicole Kidman to play the role.

  4. Christina X says:

    Heavy or thin, she’s so admirable.

    I think she’s a very pretty lady regardless, but I like that she’s making beauty feel more attainable by letting the public see her flaws.

    Good on her.

  5. Cassie says:

    Good for her!

    Photoshop has really distorted our collective perception of how the female (and male, I suppose) body should appear. Not only do girls feel they have to compete with the genetically superior, but also with technology. It’s really kind of cruel.

    I once wrote a letter to my favorite magazine apprising them I would cancel my subscription if they didn’t back off models with their mice. They sent me a real generic letter back, and of course I still haven’t canceled my subscription because I need my mag fix!

  6. Jen (the other one) says:

    I. LOVE. HER.

    She would be fun to hang out and drink beer with…

  7. geronimo says:

    So looking forward to seeing The Reader.

  8. Granger says:

    Well, she’s bared her “mommy tummy” before (anyone see “Iris”?), so this isn’t exactly breaking news.

  9. Michelle says:

    I love her too. She is beautiful and classy. I know many of you will throw stones at me but I love The Holiday. I kinda like Diaz, but LOVE Winslet!

  10. Kaiser says:

    Granger, that’s what I was thinking – I already saw her imperfect (just lovely) body in Iris.

    Has anyone read the VF interview? She left her kids at home in NYC when she was filming in Germany for months. I can only imagine what people would say if she was another actress.

  11. xiaoecho says:

    What makes her think we want to see her mummy tummy? We’ve got our own mummy tummies to look at if we feel the need.
    Get over yourself!!

  12. Jag says:

    Wow. I haven’t liked her much for a while now, due to some interviews I had read, but she’s amazing and this changes my mind about her. (claps)

  13. Kristin says:

    I’ve always loved her, very classy.

  14. kate says:

    she looks so pretty and smart & very talented. she is my girl crush…

  15. mE says:

    I love her too. Anyone see “Jude”? She is pretty nekkid in that one (childbirth scene).

    I assume she means “fat” in the Hollywood sense of the word and not in the way the rest of us mere mortals think of it.

    I wanted to slap Joan Rivers when she said KW looked like a couch at the Oscars the year Titanic (I think) was nominated.

  16. doodahs says:

    She’s a good example of feminine anti-Hollywood and as a fellow Brit (living in LaLa Land), I enjoy her candor and the reminder that it’s all smoke and mirrors anyway… Jamie Lee Curtis also does this for me…

  17. Ter says:

    I hope she sticks to her guns going forward as I would hate to see the same botoxed and body doubled startlets over and over again. Pretty soon all the Hollywood gals are going to look like Joan Rivers and Barbara Walters. . . stretched so tight you can bounce a quarter off their face.

  18. morgs says:

    “Jude” is one of the most exquisite movies I have ever seen. Love her! She is so luscious looking. I’m so excited for her new movies.

  19. vdantev says:

    Fat? Hardly. Loved her curves in Titanic and love this girl as an actress.

  20. JaundiceMachine says:

    Very much looking forward to Winslet’s new film!

  21. Ana says:

    Is it me, or is this woman always naked? My mummy tummy is the same as it always has been except with a gross brown line done it that will fade eventually (hopefully)

  22. JJ says:

    Great Tits!!!!