Kate Winslet Wishes Intimacy Coordinators Were Around Earlier In Career: “I Had To Stand Up For Myself”

Kate Winslet is looking back at her career and hoped there was a culture around intimacy coordinators as she would’ve benefited from them earlier in her career.

“I would have benefited from an intimacy coordinator every single time I had to do a love scene or be partially naked or even a kissing scene,” Winslet said in an interview with The New York Times Magazine. “It would have been nice to have had someone in my corner, because I always had to stand up for myself.”

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Intimacy coordinators are people hired to help facilitate communication between actors and directors during intimate scenes. Winslet recalled some of the moments she lived through early on and opened up about some of the things she wished she would’ve stood up for herself.

“‘I don’t like that camera angle. I don’t want to stand here full-frontal nude. I don’t want this many people in the room. I want my dressing gown to be closer,’ ” Winslet said. “Just little things like that.”

She continued, “When you’re young, you’re so afraid of pissing people off or coming across as rude or pathetic because you might need those things. So learning to have a voice for oneself in those environments was very, very hard.”

Last month, the Regime star reflected on fame after hitting gold starring in Titanic and how it wasn’t the next experience for her.

“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,” Winslet told Porter Magazine.

After a pause, she continued, “Journalists would always say, ‘After Titanic, you could have done anything and yet you chose to do these small things’… and I was like, ‘Yeah, you bet your f***in’ life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible.’”

Winslet starred in the James Cameron film opposite Leonardo DiCaprio when she was only 22. At the time, she felt fame was a “burden” and “didn’t want to be followed literally feeding the ducks.”

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