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I was told I’d do good if I settled for ‘fat girl’ roles: Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, who just won a BAFTA for her role in Steve Jobs revealed that when she was younger she was told she should settle for ‘fat girl’ roles.

hollywood Updated: Feb 16, 2016 14:43 IST
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“Look at me now,” says Kate Winslet.(Shutterstock)

Actor Kate Winslet was once told that she could get roles which are meant for “fat girls”. The 40-year-old revealed the insecurities she overcame to forge a successful career, reports

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Winslet, who won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Steve Jobs at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in London, dedicated the award to teenage girls and said: “When I was younger, when I was 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do okay if I was happy to settle for the fat girl. Well look at me now.”

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“So what I always feel in these moments is that any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, by even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did - I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities.”

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The actor has previously won BAFTAs for movies Sense and Sensibility and The Reader.

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First Published: Feb 16, 2016 14:42 IST