At 45, Kate Winslet is one of the few Hollywood actresses who can boast of real beauty. The celebrity has never been in the hands of a surgeon and proudly shows off each of the wrinkles on her face and the imperfections on her body. The British has said on more than one occasion that she feels comfortable with herself and accepts the passage of the years. For this reason, he has always defended naturalness and has positioned himself against the use of photoshop.
Years ago the protagonist of ‘Titanic’ started a campaign to claim that wrinkles, cellulite and other imperfections are beautiful and completely normal. Kate asked Lancôme, a firm for which she has been a longtime ambassador, not to retouch her promotional images, a request she also made to magazines and film producers. But this commitment was about to be broken during the promotion of ‘Mare of Easttown’, his new HBO series.
Winslet has explained to an interview in ‘The New York Times’ what was his reaction when he received the poster of the criminal ‘thriller’ in which he plays Mare. The British returned the image up to two times because she considered that her face was very retouched. “Come on guys, I know how many wrinkles I have in my eyes, please, return them all,” he claimed to the team, who paid attention to him.
Come on guys, I know how many wrinkles I have in my eyes, please return them all ”
But Kate had to contend with another tweak proposed by series director Craig Zobel. After watching the sex scene with Guy Pearce together, Zobel suggested removing the protagonist’s tummy, who flatly refused and threatened him with “Don’t you dare.”
In this interview, Winslet defends his position of making real bodies visible. “I played Mare as the middle-aged woman that I am, I will turn 46 in October. I guess people have connected with this character the way they have because clearly there are no filters. She is an imperfect and fully functioning woman, with a body and a face that move in a way that is synonymous with their age, their life and where they come from. I think we are a little hungry for that, “he said.
In addition, the actress wanted to be involved in the choice of costumes for her character. She worked closely with the team to ensure that the clothes Mare wears were not entirely flattering and asked the makeup team not to camouflage her wrinkles, but to leave a natural skin that shows the reality of a middle-aged woman.