“I think what I would honestly say to people starting out [in acting] is that it is difficult. It is definitely a hard job to do. And you do have to keep working at it. You do have to keep practicing things.”
Winslet went on to say:
“You have to allow yourself to make mistakes. You know? Make them. Rehearse in your bedroom. Try not to look in the mirror too much. Because, then you can rehearse a scene in front of a mirror. And you liked the way you said something or done something. And all you will do is keep picturing yourself doing it the way you liked, rather than being completely present in the moment. So, no looking in the mirrors. That’s not good.”
Kate Winslet is an English actress who first found fame when she was cast in the British television series, Dark Season, at the age of 15. A few years later she would earn her first BAFTRA Award for her role as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995) before landing the role that would make her a star.
In 1997, Winslet was cast to play the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, in the James Cameron blockbuster, Titanic. The film would go on to become the highest-grossing movie of all time, up to that point, and would earn Winslet an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress (1997).
Winslet would be nominated several more times for her roles in movies like Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004), Little Children (2006) and Steve Jobs (2015). She would win an Oscar for Best Actress in 2008 for her portrayal of Hanna Schmitz in The Reader (2008).