Did Kate Winslet actually say “thank God I’m not like Angelina Jolie?”

Is someone out there trying to create a Hollywood cat fight between Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie? Kate, in an understandable moment of nerves, forgot Angelina’s name at the Golden Globe awards. Now, the Daily Mail, has chosen to headline their interview with Kate “Thank God I’m not like Angelina: Kate Winslet on motherhood, media, and filming love scenes in front of her husband.”

Do they (her children Mia, 8. and Joe, 5) realise that you’re famous?
No, not yet. And I want them to come to understand it in their own way, when I feel they’re ready. At the moment they think that Mummy’s job is making the voice of a rat in a film [Flushed Away], and that’s great. They don’t watch me on TV.

If I’m on a talk show, I’ll remind Sam to turn the telly off. We don’t have magazines in the house and, if I’m walking down the street with them and I see myself on a film poster, I turn down the other street.

So you have no desire to have your private life paraded in public like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Although I don’t know them, I do think about their situation. They’re like a walking soap opera, and the public wants to know what’s going to happen next. I didn’t choose this profession because I wanted to be famous. I come from a family of actors, who have often struggled, so I always thought I’d be lucky if I even got a job.

I’m grateful for my success because of the freedom it’s given me as an actress. The downside is how much more publicly available you become. I don’t want Mia or Joe to think being famous is about wearing beautiful dresses – if you’re on a red carpet and wearing a fabulous frock, it’s the result of years of hard graft.

How have you coped with media attention?
I’ve learned to deal with it as I’ve got older. I’ve had periods in my life where I’ve been confused and a bit lost, and my self-esteem has been low. But that’s just part of life.

You acquire confidence as you grow up and, as an actor, you have to have it, or you’ll never get a job. When you walk into an audition, they can smell a lack of confidence the minute you open the door.

Daily Mail

At no point does Kate say “Thank God I’m not like Angelina Jolie”. I don’t think Kate is saying that they create the soap opera, but the interest in them is like a soap opera. Kate has had her own time in the media soap, through her divorce, children and remarriage.

I think she’s actually defending Angelina in a way, although she seems to be deliberately avoiding talking about the Jolie-Pitt family directly, by saying that they both come from families of actors, and that the profession involves a lot of hard wark. It’s obnoxious that the Daily Mail feels that Kate Winslet isn’t interesting enough on her own, and headlines the article with Angelina’s name to generate interest.

If there was a catfight between Kate and Angelina, Kate would totally win. Angie might know the moves from her action films, but Kate is just tough.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are shown at the UK premiere of Revolutionary Road on 1/18/09. Credit: WENN

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  1. 88modesty88 says:

    LOL, Helen, I’m a Angie fan, but I too think there’s a possibility that Kate would win the fight.

    Or at least it’ll sound like she won. Insults delivered in a crisp British accent just sound better!

  2. jacqueline says:

    now that Brad has kinda intervened and smoothed-over the media inteest in Jennifer Aniston & Angelina, the media now look for another way to promote disharmony between celebrities.
    It’s all just to sell ‘copy’.
    No, I dont think Kate has slurred the Jolie Pitts; she is merely saying that the media is continually following them and continuing their ‘story’ as if it’s a soap-opera.

  3. Kim says:

    Since she said she has thought about it from time to time, I can see her saying this. I mean most of the world would tell you that Brangelina is like an unfortunate poorly directed, low budget soap Opera.

  4. Mairead says:

    It’s the Daily Mail – what were you expecting? Good, or indeed accurate, reportage? HA!!

    (bet it won’t stop certain people – who seem to think that Kate Winslet is ungracious enough or has feck all else to think about other than having a sly dig at an actress she doesn’t know – dragging it up as fact in the future though.)

    God be with the days when all they did was obsess about who killed Princess Diana and what effect that would have on house prices.

  5. nag says:

    Geez, I wish she did..

  6. Ling says:

    God, I love Kate. Whenever I read or hear her interviews I literally nod my head in agreement with every word out of her mouth. She’s great and fierce and I want to be her and would totally have it off with her if she wanted me. And what she said about Angelina was just the right combination of bitchy and genuine.

  7. Sara says:

    That’s some killer dress.

  8. Kaiser says:

    No! Angelina would win in the beat-down. Trust.

  9. dr.grrl says:

    it’d be a hell of a fight, but i concur with kaiser and think AJ could drop KW like a bad habit! LOL

  10. Terry says:

    it’d be a hell of a fight, but i concur with kaiser and think AJ could drop KW like a bad habit! LOL
    Don’t forget Kate Winslet’s shoe size is 11. LOL. But i bet on Angie.

  11. PJ says:

    Winslet hits the nail on the head, Brangelina is an ongoing soap opera.

    Think of it–other stars have kids, but how many acquire 6 kids in 3 years? Other celebs have babies in LA, not Namibia. B&A can’t just quietly support their favorite charity, their goal is to save the world. They’re not just another pretty couple, she’s the World’s Most Beautiful and he’s the Sexiest Man. It’s all larger than life. And the list goes on!

    No wonder people (like us) want to read about them. They never do anything halfway.

  12. Kristen says:

    Kim ~

    And you obviously LOVE poorly direct, low budget soap operas. You must ~ your on every post…

  13. Kristen says:

    Angelina vs. Kate… Please.

    Kate would hit the floor faster than Kim hits BP/AJ posts.

  14. Liz says:

    I think the two are more kindred spirits than not, and Kate is commenting on not wanting that level of celebrity rather than being catty.

    I’d like to see them in a film together. They’re both interesting people and actors and I bet they’d have great chemistry.

  15. aaaaaaaaa says:

    I agree with you PJ – it’s a huge soap opera and I’m not sure how much of it they get as a result or how much they create on their own. And, I think many of you forget that Angelina’s action movies aren’t real… In real life the girl is a walking bean pole and weighs like 2 lbs. She would be like a praying mantis trying to fight a puppy. Kate would rip that girl in half! haha!

  16. AnnieLynn says:

    i totally agree with Kate; i pity the jolie/pitts for the circus their family and lives have become. This is putting a lot of information out there for their children to have access to in print and video when they are old enough to understand the take on both of them, how they hooked up and their past. It’s a shame that they just didn’t do it properly. Karma has a way of sneaking up on you when you think it’s all over. Not saying they are wrong to be together if they so wish, just saying the trashey way they went about it, flaunting it, advertising it in every magazine, paper, says it all. The created this circus, now they must continue to perform or the ring master may lose interest and fire them for someone newer

  17. Sauronsarmy says:

    Kate’s (movie) resume alone would knock the crap out of Angie.

  18. Diva says:

    Is this discussion really happening here???

  19. lrm says:

    Grammar lesson of the day:
    It’s ‘you’re’,short for ‘you are’…ie,as in kim’s post ‘your on every post’ should be you’re…
    ‘Your’,on the other hand,is for possession…ie, it’s your post-meaning it belongs to YOU.
    Get it? Got it? Good!
    Next week,we learn the difference between their,they’re and there….

  20. Mairead says:

    Yes Diva it is *wink* but it’s fun to speculate!
    Personally I think Kate would trounce Angie more comprehensively than Ned repeating himself *giggle*

    But I wouldn’t underestimate Teh Ange’s ability for the “you knew it was coming” vdantevsque side-swipe.

    LRM –

  21. GimmeABreak says:

    @IRM: Thank GOD it’s not just me! The grammar on websites is frightening. I think it’s linked to texting. Who knows.

    Beware…people get really uptight about these things. I’ve been blasted before for correcting people. Look out!

  22. Mairead says:

    damn the lack of an Edit function – I meant to thank lrm and to remind you not to forget “hear/here” (and sure throw in “heir” while you’re at it, I’ve seen it used elsewhere instead of those two words, nevermind the fact that it’s pronounced differently.

    oooh and Terry, I hope you mean US shoe-sizes! The average shoe size in Europe is EUR 39/ UK 6. Otherwise the woman has missed her calling as a clown (and would eradicate Ms. Jolie with one stomp!)

  23. Sickitten says:

    Irm, thank you. YOU’RE so correct. THEY’RE not.

    The grammatical and spelling errors negate most posts for me. Sorry.

  24. geronimo says:

    Can I just add another grammar misdemeanour to the earlier ones mentioned:

    Saying ‘should of‘ instead of ‘should have

    So amnnoying.

  25. geronimo says:

    Ha! Amnnoying indeed! Serves me right for being uppity!

  26. Mairead says:

    Should’ve gone to Specsavers geronimo!

  27. NotBlonde says:

    Kate Winslet would down Angelina Jolie in a minute. Angelina looks a bit on the frail side whereas Kate has always been a sturdy woman (in the best possible way).

    By the way, the most baffling spelling error: speach. Why on earth do people think speech is spelled “speach”? Sure, it rhymes with peach but that is one of those words that shows up everywhere and people should never misspell.

  28. feebee says:

    I don’t think Kate put Angie down but I think they do to some degree create their own soap opera, they are magicians of media manipulation.

  29. Ana says:

    I am an Angelina fan. Sometimes I like Kate and sometimes I don’t. This is one of those times that I like her. I can’t wait to watch The Reader and Revolutionary Road.
    But I do think that they’re trying to start a cat fight where there is none.

  30. Codzilla says:

    My personal pet peeve is when someone accuses another of being a “looser.” If you’re going to insult someone, at least learn to spell, first.

  31. Dizzybenny says:

    why is it that the “media” always pin 2 women against each other and not 2 guys??on rare occasion you’ll have 2 men but look over all the tabloids and 90% of the time it’s 2 women.

  32. Leanne says:

    AJ would go down KO before the first round was ever over. 100% agree they create drama for themseles like a soap oprah, that’s why so many people are here reading this blog..entertainment…waiting for tomorrows blog…tune in tomorrow for a new episode of “Camp Bizzare” where Brad Pitt gets attacked by shark that wouldn’t eat angie, thank goodness she skipped the last 50 meals.

  33. CB Rawks says:

    “My personal pet peeve is when someone accuses another of being a “looser.” If you’re going to insult someone, at least learn to spell, first.”

    heheh Yeah Cod, I absolutely hate that one!

    But I did see a t-shirt with “Your a Looser” written on it. Is this all a new fad?
    Anyway, I sort of want one, in spite of myself! Perhaps to torture myself with.