Kate Winslet: I can only act

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet could never have done anything but act.

The 38-year-old actress found stardom when she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 1997 cult hit Titanic.

She continues to make films and sees this as the only career path she could have taken.

“There was never anything else that I could do,” she admitted to the British edition of OK! magazine.

“It’s wonderful to have lots of things that you’re fascinated by – with my own children, people say to me, ‘What do you hope for your kids?’ All I ever hope is that they find lots of things they can do that they love, because then someday they’ll settle on one of them having experienced lots of other things along the way. Whereas, for me, I just loved acting. I loved it and still feel that way.”

Kate has children Mia and Joe from previous relationships and baby Bear, who was born last year, with her current husband Ned Rocknroll.

She feels strongly about not letting what other people say affect her and tries to pass this mentality on to her kids.

“Becoming established as an actor earlier on in life definitely made a huge difference,” she mused.

“It means that I didn’t spend gigantic periods of my late teens and early 20s trying to figure out that side of myself. I try with my children to have them know it’s great being who they are and having an opinion and not being afraid to speak up and ask questions. When you repeatedly tell a child, ‘Don’t say that,’ or, ‘You shouldn’t do this or that,’ before you know it, you’ve got a child who doesn’t know how to be anymore.”

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