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    Thumbs up Kate Winslet- "I'm Not Going To Hide My Stretch Marks For Sex Scenes"

    one more reason to love this woman!

    I'M NOT GOING TO HIDE MY STRETCH MARKS FOR SEX SCENES ..IT SHOWS I'M A REAL MOTHER
    By John Hiscock

    SHE has never been shy about showing off her curves - and now Kate Winslet has proudly revealed her stretch marks for a raunchy sex scene in her latest film.

    But even Kate admits to some last-minute nerves before the steamy clinch with co-star Patrick Wilson for her movie Little Children.

    "It was very important for me to just be a real person and be in the position where I can stand up and say, 'Hey look, I'm normal. I have these stretch marks. I'm not perfect.'" the 32-year-old four-times Oscar nominee explains.

    "The notion that women in films are perfect and beautiful and have some kind of secret beauty that nobody else has is just so ridiculous to me, because we're all normal.

    "I was very, very nervous about it but it's such a huge part of the story that I was immersed in the characters.

    "I just thought to myself, 'You know what, I'm playing a woman who is a mother and therefore it stands to reason that not every part of my body would be perfect - which, by the way, it's not - and who is perfect?"

    To spare the actors' blushes the director Todd Field ordered the crew out of the room while the scene was filmed, operating the camera himself.

    Kate says: "In the end I don't want to say it was fun but we managed to laugh about it because, as well as the nudity, those scenes are emotionally very intense and to stay focused on all that stuff is much more important than whether or not we have any clothes on.

    "I actually think the scenes are quite beautiful and very tastefully done."

    The film, which also stars Jennifer Connelly, centres on a handful of people whose lives cross on the playground, at the swimming pool and in the streets of their small community.

    Kate plays Sarah, a "glammed down" overalls-wearing woman who is unhappy with her life, while Patrick plays a father she meets when she takes her daughter to the playground.

    But even more than the sex and nudity, mother-of-two Kate found the scenes where she had to portray an uncaring mother far harder.

    "My character's not a good mother. She's not very hands-on and she doesn't have a strong bond with her child, so it was very, very upsetting to have to put myself in that position and feel those emotions," she says.

    "I didn't have to be mean, just cold, but that was very difficult because 11 am not that kind of parent at all and I absolutely adored the little girl who played my daughter."

    Kate found herself drawing on unhappy memories from her own life - including her divorce from first husband Jim Threapleton in 2001.

    She says: "I think we've all gone through something similar in the sense that we want something more from our lives even if we're not sure what it is and that was something that was very, very real about the film.

    "It's no secret that I was married before and it didn't work out. When you're in a situation where something is happening to you that you never thought was going to happen it's very hard to deal with and to navigate your way through."

    And it was sometimes too much for her. She reveals: "Of course there are moments when you feel suffocated and frightened, and I did have to draw on a lot of my own life and also on other people around me."

    Ever since she appeared in Titanic in 1997, Kate's weight and looks have been hitting the headlines, something which used to irritate her but which she has now grown accustomed to.

    "When I first became aware of people talking about my body image and whether I was fat or thin and saying I had a weight problem, it was really shocking because I didn't actually think I was overweight," she says. "I didn't feel unhappy so I thought, 'Hang on, is it me or them? OK, it's definitely them.'

    "But it's very important to me to have a womanly shape and to stay normal and healthy. I have been told that people see me as something of a role model and now, more than ever, I am so grateful that people feel like that.

    "I know that somewhere out there are some young girls who are saying 'Well, I'd rather be like her than not eat and be miserable like that other person.'"

    Whatever her weight problems in the past, she now looks stunning, wearing a black dress with her blonde hair hanging down over her shoulders.

    She flew to Toronto to film the movie, leaving husband Sam Mendes, daughter Mia, five, and son Joe, two, at their £3million home in the Cotswolds.

    Kate and Sam share childcare duties so they can keep their careers going.

    She says: "The two of us take it in turns to work so there's always one parent at home during the day which is such a luxury.

    "Most parents are out every day five days a week for 48 weeks a year so we're blessed to be in the position we are. Our thing has always very strongly been that as long as we're with the kids they are going to be fine."

    And she says that with Sam's help the children have turned out well: "They are very stable, regular, funny, affectionate kids. Sam's great - he's amazing and wonderful as always. My feeling is I just want my kids to be happy to be themselves and to feel they can be free and expressive.

    "We try to have a lot of fun and do crazy, silly things together and I encourage them to be themselves.

    "I mean, they absolutely know the difference between right and wrong and they don't draw on the walls or throw food at each other and they understand what to expect out of each day.

    "They wake up roughly the same time and they go to bed at a decent hour and those things are important. Children really need sleep and thankfully mine usually get about 11 to 12 hours a night." And while Sam takes over the childcare chores at home, Kate is busier than ever.

    She has another movie, All The King's Men - with Sean Penn and Jude Law - coming out soon. There's also a romantic comedy, Holiday, scheduled for Christmas which sees her star alongside Cameron Diaz.

    And she has a very special personal project planned, too.

    Kate says: "I would definitely love to have more children. We're not trying at the moment but maybe in a couple of years..."

    People talking about my body was a shock at first

    LITTLE Children is in cinemas on October 6
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/showbiz...name_page.html
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    ^ I myself adore Kate from the Winslet clan.

    I believe she had made a major statement on a major US magazine, QC?, talking about how shocked he was about her photo shopped legs. I think that is what really brought attention to the whole photos being retouched thing,
    Now it seems it is an everyday thing, such as the case with Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and even some swim editions of our favorite models. Now the public is more aware that not only are these people by far thinner then a normal person, but then they are being detainable enhanced on top of it all.

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    ^^ Um, I like her more than I like other actresses,
    but this is b.s.

    Her publicists release this stuff to make her sound like a 'real woman'
    who's not obsessed with thinness and unnatural standards of beauty,
    but somehow during post-production her stretchmarks will be
    reduced, magically, through CGI down to nothing...and they won't
    announce it, they'll just do it. (To make it more 'real,' they'll just
    smooth out the stretchmarks, leaving just a trace here and there.)

    And we'll go to the movie and say, 'jeez, she barely has any
    stretchmarks at all!'

    She has no choice in the matter. Just because she was in Titanic
    doesn't mean she's an A-list star; her follow-up was Hideous Kinky
    for chrissake....

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    Strange but true-

    I got more stretchmarks from weight loss than I ever did from pregnancy!
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    Yeah I am thinking we won't see much either!

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    I'm sure she is admirable. But at some point, this preachy holier-than-thou stance starts getting annoying. It shouldn't be the only thing one stands
    out for for soo many years

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    How do you get stretch marks from weightloss MgMMD?

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    As you drop down in size the skin components that give it its strength and elasticity - collagen and elastin - become damaged, leaving marks.
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    "A"-list stars who are smart know better than to rely solely on Hollywood bockbusters for their careers. Playing smaller roles in indie films is a great way to broaden your audience and keep your chops up for a time when NO roles will be offered to you, especially if you're a woman over 30.

    As for following up in Hideous Kinky, if I'm not mistaken, that film was made before Titanic, not that it matters. If she's not a top-tier star, she is damn close. Kate is NOT responsible for what the studios do after she's finished shooting unless she has some producer control over the film. I think it is a bit disingenuous to blame her for what they do to her stretch marks.

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    ^^ Um, I like her more than I like other actresses,
    but this is b.s.

    Her publicists release this stuff to make her sound like a 'real woman'
    who's not obsessed with thinness and unnatural standards of beauty,
    but somehow during post-production her stretchmarks will be
    reduced, magically, through CGI down to nothing...and they won't
    announce it, they'll just do it. (To make it more 'real,' they'll just
    smooth out the stretchmarks, leaving just a trace here and there.)

    And we'll go to the movie and say, 'jeez, she barely has any
    stretchmarks at all!'

    She has no choice in the matter. Just because she was in Titanic
    doesn't mean she's an A-list star; her follow-up was Hideous Kinky
    for chrissake....

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    Kate Winslet has hit out at Hollywood's obsession with "skinny" women.
    The curvy 'All The King's Men' actress is disturbed by size 00 celebrities, like Nicole Richie and Kate Bosworth, and has even banned her husband, director Sam Mendes, from discussing weight in their home.
    She said: "This skinny thing, it angers me so much. It disturbs me. In our house, we don't talk about weight, we don't talk about body image.
    "I don't understand the fascination with it. The interest in certain people, like Nicole Richie, in regards to weight, is incredible, and it's a mystery to me."
    The 30-year-old star also declared that she loves her voluptuous figure, and as a role model to young girls she feels a responsibility to maintain a healthy weight.
    She added: "Now, more than ever, I feel this tremendous sense of staying the same shape and saying, 'Look! I get pimples too.'


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    I consider her A list.

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    I commend her for speaking out against these things, even if she has no real choice in the matter because in the end, like someone else said, she will more likely than not be airbrushed.

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    ^^ The studios think of her as an investment, and they will
    protect their investment by airbrushing, presumably without
    telling her.

    In fact, she once criticized a magazine for airbrushing a cover photo
    of her to make her skinny and remove her curves after the mag
    had come out...and the mag claims her people signed off on the
    cover photo (i.e., they gave it their OK). This is a trifle disingenuous
    on her part: she stands to gain the benefits of airbrushing while
    railing at the deceptive practices of the industry.

    (And yet another report indicates she is an expert calorie-counter
    when she shops...which means she possesses the same weight-
    watching obsession.)

    I think she's a great talent and a beauty, but she's not above
    the occasional meaningless, hypocritical rambling that other celebs
    are famous for (Banned: "I'm not having sex for a whole year!")

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    I think she struggles with weight and body issues like many of us, and as a result, she may say and do and feel contradictory things. But I can't blame her, at least she's trying. And yes, I do agree that to an extent, they do like to market her as an everyday woman JUST LIKE YOU! But it's still better than most actresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    I think she struggles with weight and body issues like many of us, and as
    a result, she may say and do and feel contradictory things. ¹
    But I can't blame her, at least she's trying. And yes, I do agree that to
    an extent, they do like to market her as an everyday woman JUST
    LIKE YOU!²
    But it's still better than most actresses.
    1. On the weight issue, she may be trying to have her cake and eat it
    too -- she may claim to be a "real woman" and not some surgically-
    enhanced, photoshopped waif while still getting the benefits of airbrushing and such,
    thanks to her publicists and her agents....Is it okay for her to be
    a hypocrite if she's more talented than, say, Paris Hilton?

    2. What part of ourMANinBusan don't you understand?

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