Kate Winslet Says She’s ‘uncomfortable’ When Women Wear Revealing Clothes
The Oscar winning actress said she “wasn’t interested” in people looking at her when she walked into the room, but more in the conversation he has to offer. Why she’s talking about that?
Plunging necklines, cutouts, and gowns slashed to the thigh may be par for the red carpet, but they’re not Kate Winslet‘s cup of tea. Though the Oscar-winning actress has worn daring dresses in the past, she says she prefers to dress in a more conservative, “age-appropriate” manner now that she’s 42.
“I’m suddenly entering that zone, even though my daughter will say, ‘Well, Mom, it doesn’t bloody matter,’” the British star said of dressing for her age in an interview with Pret a Reporter. “But actually, at events, I think it does, though in real life it doesn’t matter at all.” But it’s Winslet’s comments about how other women dress that are bound to stir up some controversy. “There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons,” Winslet said. “When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not. In fact, quite the opposite.”
The Titanic star shared how her late mother influenced her style decisions. Fashion also important for all of girl but not for see the body to show people. She also spoke about her previous work with disgraced movie exec Harvey Weinstein, and how he credited himself for her success. (Kate made her first film, Heavenly Creatures, for his company Miramax Films). “For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I’ve bumped into him, he’d grab my arm and say, ‘Don’t forget who gave you your first movie.’ Like I owe him everything.”
Here’s the thing – Kate is perfectly entitled to her opinion. People will hop on it, and screech, “internalised misogyny!” and “sexist!” Headlines will be sensationalised, as this narrative becomes more openly addressed, especially in the wake of Weinstein gate, Put simply, if Kate has no desire to dress a certain way, she is under no obligation to do so. Nobody does. You’d be hard pushed to label it as ‘woman bashing’ when it simply comes down to a matter of taste.
That said, it shouldn’t stop anybody else doing so if that’s their prerogative – and it really shouldn’t make Kate “uncomfortable” (unless they are getting all up in her grill). Language is important here, given Kate’s revered status within the industry. Also, in the Venn diagram of women, the circle of those who wear revealing clothes and those who can have interesting conversations occasionally intersects.