2008 Nov 05

Kate Winslet: Not airbrushed this time

A day after Kate Winslet said in a Vanity Fair interview she still feels like the “fat kid,” critics in Britain, her home country, are lining up to claim she still is, People magazine reports.

But the svelte five-time Oscar nominee isn’t having it: “Kate is furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed,” her rep told People.

The closest scrutiny comes from the Daily Mail, which engaged an airbrush artist to perform an autopsy on Winslet, who was shot wearing heels, black stockings and nothing else.

“She is in terrific shape and what you see is how she looks or she would never have agreed to pose for those shots,” her rep added.

In 2003 Britain’s GQ magazine – a stablemate of Vanity Fair – ran digitally “slimmed” photos of Winslet that drew much criticism. Within days Winslet apologized. “I just didn’t want people to think I was a hypocrite and that I’d suddenly lost 30 pounds or whatever,” she said then. “So I just came out and said, ‘Look, I don’t look like that.'”

Source: Newsday.com