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Kate Winslet is not happy. A day after telling “Vanity Fair” magazine that she still feels like the “fat kid,” the British actress has attacked suggestions in the British press that her body was airbrushed to improve her physique for a glamorous front cover shot for the magazine. Her rep told People magazine that “Kate is furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed.” She said the only tweaks were the usual adjustments in glamour shots for skin shades.
Why such a fuss? The 33-year-old actress and mother-of-two has been outspoken about her refusal to lose weight to conform the Hollywood ideal and ignored the British media following her weight fluctuations over the years. In early 2003 Britain’s GQ magazine had to apologise after running some digitally slimmed down pictures of Winslet to which she had not given her consent. At the time Winselt said she did not want people to think she was a hypocrite.
It’s not easy making love in Hollywood — at least not in front of movie cameras.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, 33, and Kate Winslet, 32, had a lovemaking scene in the upcoming drama “Revolutionary Road,” which was directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes. Winslet said filming the scene took some adjustment.
“I just kept saying, ‘This is too … weird,’” Winslet told Entertainment Weekly magazine.
“And Leo was like, ‘Oh get over it.’ And I’m going, ‘Yeah, a little reminder: You’re my best friend. He’s my husband. This is a bit weird,” Winslet told the magazine.
For DiCaprio and Winslet, the sex scene was a reprise of sorts, because they had some steamy on screen lovemaking together in the 1997 blockbuster hit “Titanic.”
Actress Rachel McAdams, 31, the Canadian-born star of “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls,” took a similar position on love scenes in an interview with the New York Times publication T Magazine.
“A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating,” McAdams said in the interview, which was featured on the magazine’s Web site on Friday.
“I’ve been kissing for nearly two decades now and I’m always convinced I’m not doing it right. Chemistry is so important in a great kiss. You can act your way through anything, but it’s hard with a kiss.”
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)