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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Kate Winslet: People are nicer now

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet is glad the press no longer treat her as "bait".

The actress rose to fame with 1997 hit Titanic, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as her onscreen love interest.

At the time there was a great deal of attention on the two stars and the 38-year-old is pleased things have quietened down considerably since then.

"I do think that tabloid-wise it was harsher back then," she admitted to Total Film.

"Maybe they're nicer to me now! It seems to be more of a respectful thing as you get older. When you're younger, they really do treat you like you're loose bait. They know that they can get in there somehow. Whereas when you're older, they know that they can't do quite as much damage."

Now Kate is mother to children Mia, Joe and Bear and has one Oscar win and five Academy Award nominations under her belt.

She's glad she didn't start her career off today, when there is the internet and so many more magazines.

"You think of the number of publications we have now. I don't even know what they're called," she marvelled.

"When I'm in [supermarket] Waitrose, I literally stand at this bank of magazines going, 'Who are all these people?' Half the time, I don't even know who they are! And I'm pretty sure that's not just me. Now there's a lot of focus on television stars and soap stars and these real-life Kardashian-type families. But yeah, I'm very, very grateful, when it was happening to Leo and I, we didn't have any of this cyber-chaos."

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