Kate Winslet Recalls Being Body Shamed For Her Weight In Titanic: ‘I Wasn’t Even Fat’!

Following the release of the iconic Hollywood film Titanic, Kate Winslet thorough horrible body shaming as “borderline abusive” from fans.

The actress, 47, slammed the “bullying” she experienced from several viewers who said she was “too fat” when she battled feeling “deeply insecure”.

Winslet co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic, which was based on and named after the RMS Titanic, the cruise ship that tragically sank after colliding with an iceberg in 1912.

Kate Winslet is finally coming out against the “Titanic” body shamers who have used the film’s ending to ridicule her weight after 25 years.

Viewers have long questioned if there was enough space on the floating door for both Winslet’s Rose and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack to endure the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Jack died of hypothermia, so only Rose used the improvised raft. Toxic fans, according to Winslet, blamed Rose’s weight for not allowing Jack to survive on the wooden door.

“Apparently, I was too fat,” Winslet stated on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast. “What made them so cruel to me? They were quite cruel. I wasn’t even that fat.”

The actress added, “I would have retaliated against journalists, I would have told them, “Don’t you dare treat me this way.” The actress said, “I am a young female, I am changing, I have confidence issues, I am insecure, and I am afraid; please do not make it more difficult.” For me, this is bullying and borderline abuse.”

It’s not the first time Winslet has had to deal with body shamers in her long career. In an interview with The Sunday Times earlier this year, the Oscar winner claimed that as a young performer in acting school, she was instructed to settle for “fat girl” parts.

When Winslet began booking film roles, her agent was frequently asked the same question: “How’s her weight?”. “It can be quite negative,” Winslet noted of the expectations that women actors face.

However, things are changing rapidly in the film industry. I remember my agent getting calls asking, ‘How is her weight?’ when I was younger. I’m not kidding. So it’s heartening to see that things are changing.”

Regarding the highly contentious “Titanic” finale, director James Cameron recently disclosed that he did a scientific analysis to verify that Jack and Rose could not have survived by floating on the improvised raft together. The study will premiere in February, coinciding with the new 4K release of “Titanic” in theatres.

“We did a scientific research to finally lay this beast to rest and drive a stake through its heart,” Cameron told The Toronto Sun.

“While a hypothermia expert has been consulted and the medical analysis was used as a guidance, a lifeboat replica was created,” as according to company. It will be featured in a special premiere in February.”

In order to place sensors all over and inside each stunt individual, they were weighed the same as Kate and Leo. Cameron explained that the two of them couldn’t have survived together once they were put in cold water and tested through a variety of means. “Only one could have succeeded,” he said.