The Oscar-winning actress said she was thankful that she had been able to â€œremain saneâ€ herself, despite rising to fame as a teenager
Kate Winslet has told of her concerns over young stars including Miley Cyrus, who appear to have â€œlost their wayâ€.
The Oscar-winning actress said she was thankful that she had been able to â€œremain saneâ€ herself, despite rising to fame as a teenager.
â€œYou hear horror stories where you think, â€˜God, whoâ€™s looking after these people and why does it seem like theyâ€™re losing their way?â€™â€™ she said.
â€œI mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus , and I said to my daughter the other day, â€˜Iâ€™m this close to opening my mouth about whatâ€™s going on with that girlâ€™. Who is actually saying, â€˜Stop for a second, what do you want, who are you?â€™
â€œIâ€™ve just been very lucky that Iâ€™ve always been quite comfortable with who I am. Sometimes people ask, â€˜What do you wish for your children?â€™ and all I say is, â€˜I want them to be happy being themâ€™.â€
Kate, 38, said she was thankful her fame came before the rise of social media, which has made it much harder for the next generation.
â€œItâ€™s really rough now. I think, for young actors, actresses and pop stars, itâ€™s a nightmare. They canâ€™t do anything. Iâ€™m so not going near that whole world – I donâ€™t need it. I do feel incredibly lucky.â€
But the mum-of-three confessed that she was frightened by the impact of the internet on her kids, Mia, 13, Joe, 10, and newborn baby Bear.
â€œWe live in a world where we have to be aware of all this stuff, unfortunately. And itâ€™s feeding this young generation in a way thatâ€™s beyond terrifying, so normal friendships arenâ€™t even normal friendships any more because, half the time, they seem to be forging relationships with people theyâ€™ve never met.â€
The actress, who married Richard Bransonâ€™s nephew Ned Rocknroll a year ago, said they enjoyed an entirely normal life at their home in West Sussex.
â€œPeople say to me, â€˜You cook?â€™ and Iâ€™m like, â€˜Who else is going to f****** cook?â€™ Itâ€™s funny, this notion that when you become a famous person, you stop doing normal things. Maybe some people do, but I think Iâ€™d be so unhappy if I didnâ€™t do it.â€
She said that third husband Ned was a fantastic partner and father.
â€œNed is absolutely incredible and he looks after us all. In fact, the other day Joe asked, â€˜How come there are no other dads on the school run?â€™ And we both went, â€˜Itâ€™s because this is the way weâ€™re doing it.â€™ The kids really love that.â€
Winslet also revealed that she imagined a â€œlife on the breadlineâ€ after deciding to become an actress. The Titanic star admitted in Psychologies magazine: â€œI saw a life on the breadline, trotting around London, hopefully going for lots of auditions.
“I grew up in a family of people who would have a party if someone even had an audition, so when I was that girl running around town with my bag and my script pages, it was amazing. That was the life I imagined.
â€œItâ€™s the reason I think Iâ€™ve been able to remain sane.â€
Kate, who won her Academy Award for The Reader, said she wants look good but draws the line at surgery or botox.
â€œItâ€™s my face. I just wouldnâ€™t want to do that to myself. I care about myself and there are other ways of caring about oneâ€™s appearance that donâ€™t involve injections and being carved up.â€
She also felt that it would ruin her ability to act. â€œI think Iâ€™d feel a bit dishonest if I was making my face do less. I donâ€™t know how Iâ€™d be able to do my job.â€