Kate Winslet's Words in 'Harper's Bazaar' Puts The Haters In Their Place, Again
Kate Winslet graces the cover of the June/July issue of Harper's Bazaar and the 39-year-old Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet looks downright va-va-va-voom stunning in it. Now, looking better than ever as a hard-working mother of three should be ammunition enough against the haters (yes, somehow, there are still people that talk smack on the great Kate), but the Divergent star has never been one to shy away from speaking her mind. Especially when it comes to sticking up for herself and the people she loves. In the interview Winslet opens up about people's misconceptions about her husband Ned Rocknroll, simply based on his, er, unique name. "Nobody knows him, it's brilliant," she said of her hubby. "They like to think they know him. They like to be judgmental because of his name and everything, but it's fabulous because no one knows anything about him." (We'd chalk that up as a win for Winslet.)
But the revealing Harper's Bazaar interview (in which Kate also opens up about the joys of getting older, as well the infamous fire that she survived at Ned's uncle Richard Branson's private island in 2011) isn't the first time that the actress has put the haters in their place. Kate has unfairly received criticism for having three children from three different fathers (she reportedly threatened to sue the Fathers4Justice group when they got up in arms about her children's living arrangements), but the actress has always taken the high road. You'll never find her talking negatively about any of her prior relationships. In fact, in a 2011 interview with Harpers Bazaar UK she said of her relationship with ex-husband Sam Mendes, "One thing I will say about me and Sam is that it's fine, it's really fine...I'm not going to shit fling, there's no point in even going there. It is what it is."
Of course, her relationships are hardly the only thing Kate has received unnecessary scrutiny for. Despite having a healthy, gorgeous figure, the actress has dealt with criticism about her weight. In fact, sometimes the media has tried to, quite literally, change her body for her. Case in point: when the UK edition of GQ heavily photoshopped Kate's physique back in 2003, she spoke out against the controversial alteration. "The retouching is excessive. I do not look like that and, more importantly, I don't desire to look like that."
But even when Kate isn't being photoshopped by a magazine, she still somehow catches shit for it. When the actress appeared on a glamorous cover for Vanity Fair in 2008, some tabloids suggested she was airbrushed, a claim her rep told People, "Kate is furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed. She is in terrific shape and what you see is how she looks or she would never have agreed to pose for those shots. The only retouching was the usual work on skin tone that happens in every glamour shoot."
Kate has also refused to adhere to the Hollywood standards that expects women to get back into shape immediately after they have a child. (Kate and her husband Ned welcomed their first child, a son named Bear, back in December.) The star frankly pointed out to E!, "So much attention is drawn to this thing of post-baby body and how people did it, and I kind of think it's awful that so much focus is put on that. You know, we're not supposed to drop all this weight. You spend nine months expanding your body for this baby to grow in and that doesn't disappear overnight." So, haters to the left, okay?