“You have to keep at it (acting)! You do. And if it is the thing you really believe you want to do with your life, you will get there. You just have to keep going and keep going and keep going.
And keep yourself busy. You know? Don’t wait for the phone to ring. Fill your life in other areas because the more you enrich your life, the more enriched you’ll be as an actor and as a person and you’ll be able to bring much more to each role that you hopefully will get the chance to play.”
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).