Kate Winslet says 'Hollywood look is a myth' and secret to ageing is not being 'so self critical'

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Kate Winslet has candidly discussed beauty and ageing, saying that the ‘Hollywood look is a myth’.

The Mare Of Easttown actress, 45, explained how stars have spent hours perfecting a red carpet glow and that for her the secret to ageing is not being ‘so self-critical’.

Elsewhere in her interview with Vogue, Kate also detailed how she dyed her naturally brunette locks to blonde twice during lockdown.

'It's a myth': Kate Winslet has said that the 'Hollywood look is a myth' and that for her the secret to ageing is not being 'so self critical' in a new interview with Vogue

‘It’s a myth’: Kate Winslet has said that the ‘Hollywood look is a myth’ and that for her the secret to ageing is not being ‘so self critical’ in a new interview with Vogue

Kate, who is L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson, said: ‘I do want to say to any woman who is trying to emulate a Hollywood look: it’s a myth. It’s honestly a myth.’  

The actress drew on her own showbiz experience and explained that women walking the red carpet have had their glamorous looks applied by professionals after hours in the makeup chair as well as several facials in the week leading up to an event. 

And revealing what she thinks matters most, Kate added: ‘For me, the secret to ageing at any age is actually accepting who you are and accepting that we can’t fight change… It’s about beauty coming from within and not being so self-critical.’ 

Kate continued that she does believe looking after the body by eating well and drinking lots of water helps, but that everything has to be done in moderation. 

Honest: The actress, 45, drew on her own experience and explained stars on the red carpet have spent hours in the makeup chair having their looks created by pros (pictured in 2017)

Honest: The actress, 45, drew on her own experience and explained stars on the red carpet have spent hours in the makeup chair having their looks created by pros (pictured in 2017)

She also joked that she can no longer ‘get away with’ having too many glasses of red wine as it takes her skin ‘four days’ to recover from the heavy night. 

The mother-of-three, who doesn’t wear makeup everyday when not working on a show, also detailed having to colour her own hair in lockdown.  

She told the publication: ‘I did colour my own hair twice during lockdown last year – just a little bit through the top because my own hair is a brown colour.’

Kate, who gushed over L’Oréal’s Préferénce and is a shade 9.1, said that it ‘went well’ and was easy to follow the instructions on the hair dye box. 

For her latest role, Kate got to brush off Hollywood glamour and play the down-to-earth Mare Sheehan in HBO series Mare Of Easttown.

'I did colour my own hair twice': Kate also detailed how she dyed her naturally brunette locks to blonde during lockdown (pictured with darker tresses in 2017)

‘I did colour my own hair twice’: Kate also detailed how she dyed her naturally brunette locks to blonde during lockdown (pictured with darker tresses in 2017)

Reflecting fondly on this part, Kate said it was ‘heaven’ to play the character who doesn’t take time for herself or a beauty regime.

Kate also revealed that after shooting her scenes for the dramatic crime series, she would go home and work out on her Peloton bike as a form of ‘decompression’.

The actress was announced as L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson on Thursday and she looked radiant in an accompanying photoshoot.

Posting a stunning picture of the actress on its official Instagram account, the brand penned: ‘Welcome to our new spokesperson Kate Winslet! A true icon determined to give a voice to the voiceless and a figurehead of women empowerment.’ 

In a press release about her new role, Kate also opened up about how she learned to embrace her natural appearance and her ‘flaws’, noting that she hopes her work with L’Oreal will enable her to help others achieve that same self-confidence. 

Honest: She also joked that she can no longer 'get away with' having too many glasses of red wine as it takes her skin 'four days' to recover from the heavy night

Honest: She also joked that she can no longer ‘get away with’ having too many glasses of red wine as it takes her skin ‘four days’ to recover from the heavy night 

Yay! The actress was announced as L'Oréal Paris' new spokesperson on Thursday and she looked radiant in an accompanying photoshoot

Yay! The actress was announced as L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson on Thursday and she looked radiant in an accompanying photoshoot

‘It’s taken work to get to a place where I make no apology for who I am, where I accept my flaws,’ she said in a statement. ‘I’m delighted to join the L’Oréal Paris sisterhood to say: it takes courage and strength to believe that you are worth it. 

‘Sometimes, you may not feel worth it at all… We all have moments like that, and that is what makes us all human. But, the more you say these words and believe in everything that you truly are, and however you identify, then with time and belief in yourself, you too will feel worth it.’ 

Kate also appeared in a video shared on the brand’s official Instagram, where she spoke about what makes her feel ‘worth it’.  

The star said: ‘Knowing that I’ve got a lovely family and that I have worked hard for all of my adult life.’ 

Speaking about three things she ‘can’t do without, Kate sweetly said: ‘My husband, my children… and probably cheese.’ 

Ruling out: It comes after the actress admitted she is no longer comfortable stripping off for roles as she feels her 'nudity days are numbered' (pictured in Mare of Easttown)

Ruling out: It comes after the actress admitted she is no longer comfortable stripping off for roles as she feels her ‘nudity days are numbered’ (pictured in Mare of Easttown) 

Image: Kate starred in arguably one of cinema's most iconic nude scenes of all time in 1997's Titanic while playing Rose, where she reclined on a sofa and asked love interest Jack - played by Leonardo DiCaprio - to 'paint her like one of his French girls' (pictured in still)

Image: Kate starred in arguably one of cinema’s most iconic nude scenes of all time in 1997’s Titanic while playing Rose, where she reclined on a sofa and asked love interest Jack – played by Leonardo DiCaprio – to ‘paint her like one of his French girls’ (pictured in still) 

Kate also gave her advice for ageing, saying: ‘Slow down, don’t be so impatient, it’s all worth it. You have no idea how busy you’re going to find yourself in your mid 40s.’

It comes after the actress admitted she is no longer comfortable stripping off for roles as she feels her ‘nudity days are numbered’. 

Speaking to the New York Times, the Titanic star, who has recently won critical acclaim for her role in Mare Of Easttown, said she did not want viewers to think: ‘Oh, here she goes again’, so has decided to stop nude scenes.  

She said: ‘I think my days are getting a little bit numbered of doing nudity. I’m just not that comfortable doing it anymore. It’s not even really an age thing, actually.’

Kate starred in arguably one of cinema’s most iconic nude scenes of all time in 1997’s Titanic while playing Rose, where she reclined on a sofa and asked love interest Jack – played by Leonardo DiCaprio – to ‘paint her like one of his French girls’.

Despite her bold moment in cinematic history, she insisted those days are fast going behind her as she detailed her feelings on future nude scenes. 

No retouching: Speaking to the New York Times, the Titanic star, who has recently won critical acclaim for her role in Mare Of Easttown, said she did not want viewers to think: 'Oh, here she goes again', so has decided to stop nude scenes (pictured in still)

No retouching: Speaking to the New York Times, the Titanic star, who has recently won critical acclaim for her role in Mare Of Easttown, said she did not want viewers to think: ‘Oh, here she goes again’, so has decided to stop nude scenes (pictured in still)

She said: ‘I think my days are getting a little bit numbered of doing nudity. I’m just not that comfortable doing it anymore. It’s not even really an age thing, actually. There comes a point where people are going to go, “Oh, here she goes again”…

‘I hope that in playing Mare as a middle-aged woman — I will be 46 in October — I guess that’s why people have connected with this character in the way that they have done because there are clearly no filters.

‘She’s a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that move in a way that is synonymous with her age, her life and where she comes from. I think we’re starved of that a bit.’

Elsewhere, Kate revealed she fought to keep an unflattering sex scene with her Mare of Easttown co-star Guy Pearce, which exposed a ‘bulgy bit of belly.’ 

In order to realistically portray a middle-aged woman in her new HBO limited series, the Oscar winner said her character is ‘a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age.’ 

‘I think we’re starved of that a bit,’ she said of the scarcity of unfiltered and realistic female bodies on film and television during the interview.

While acknowledging her ‘unglamorous’ appearance in the show may be surprising to some viewers, she said she turned down director Craig Zobel’s offer to edit out ‘a bulgy bit of belly.’ 

‘Don’t you dare,’ she recalled telling him after he assured her the angle wouldn’t air.   

Additionally, the star sent back the series’ promo poster twice ‘because it was too retouched’ and she knows how ‘many lines’ she really has by the sides of her eyes.  

HBO is still calling Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they intend to have it compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmy Awards this year.

The show follows Mare Sheehan, a local Easttown detective who is investigating a young girl’s murder, also starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart and Angourie Rice. 

Striving for authenticity: Kate revealed she fought to keep an unflattering sex scene with her Mare of Easttown co-star Guy Pearce, which exposed a 'bulgy bit of belly' (pictured in 2017)

Striving for authenticity: Kate revealed she fought to keep an unflattering sex scene with her Mare of Easttown co-star Guy Pearce, which exposed a ‘bulgy bit of belly’ (pictured in 2017)

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