Kate Winslet took a trip down memory lane this week to reminisce on her life after Titanic. To recap, the 48-year-old star shot to global fame in 1997 when she was cast as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's romantic disaster film, Titanic. Kate starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Jack Dawson, a poor orphan she fell in love with during the ship's maiden voyage.
In a recent interview with Porter, Kate has opened up about how the film's incredible success affected her personally.
"I felt like I had to look a certain way, or be a certain thing, and because media intrusion was so significant at that time, my life was quite unpleasant," Kate, who was 22 upon Titanic's release, confessed.
"Journalists would always say, 'After Titanic, you could have done anything, and yet you chose to do these small things,'" she added, admitting that she accepted smaller roles on purpose because she wasn't enjoying the immense scrutiny.
"I was like, 'Yeah, you bet your life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible.'"
Kate did then admit that she was thankful for her success at such a young age, as it allowed her to achieve financial stability. However, she still recalled how she hated being hounded on a day-to-day basis.
She expressed: "I was grateful, of course. I was in my early twenties, and I was able to get a flat. But I didn't want to be followed literally feeding the ducks."
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