Kate Winslet Gets Candid About One of Her Most Challenging Topless Scenes
The real strength was in pushing through.
There is no such thing as an easy job, and acting is no exception to that. The profession that is just as physically demanding just as it is mentally, requires everyone to stay in their best shape to show the best performance every time they’re in front of a camera or a live audience.
Whether you are sick or have some personal struggles going on, the viewer should never guess just by watching you act.
That is the case with Kate Winslet. From the very beginning of her career, the actress was subjected to the wave of very harsh criticism for her looks, and for the character she portrayed in Titanic. However, she always pushed through and continued to grant the filmmaking industry with her talent.
The most recent film that the actress took part in was, perhaps, even more challenging than any other project she worked on before. While working on Lee, Kate Winslet had to shoot nude from up top. Not only that, but the filming took place while the actress was recovering from the complicated surgery.
She recalled the experience while talking with Vogue magazine for the cover story:
“I had three massive hematomas on my spine, huge…I could barely stand up. <...> I know better than to waste precious energy on criticizing my physical self. I think any woman is better off just saying: I believe in myself. It doesn’t matter what other people think; this is who I am—let’s get on with it,” Winslet said.
Having faced so much backlash and shame for her body in her 20s, the actress had to learn how to protect her mental health from harmful insults and rude opinions the hard way. Though the physical aspect of Lee must’ve taken a toll on the actress’ recovery process, it’s good to know she was able to overcome the stress of showing her body in the most vulnerable state.
Lee premiered on September 9, during the Toronto International Film Festival. The biopic about the famed photographer and war correspondent Lee Miller has gotten a 75% score on RottenTomatoes and got an overall positive reception.