Winslet: Don’t want to win Oscar then disappear
New York, Nov 7:Actor Kate Winslet says she does not want to quit acting ever and will keep working in films till life allows her to. The 42-year-old star, however, says to maintain a long career it is important for her to be complacent.
In an interview with Harper’s Baazar, Kate says, “I don’t want to be a person who won an Oscar and then disappeared off the face of the Earth. I want to be the person still here acting their socks off aged 90. And you don’t get there by being complacent.”
The actor says she is happy with the kind of work she is being offered. “I don’t mind being 42 and not 22. I’m honestly OK not being sent scripts anymore where the main requirement is to be easy on the eye. I’m loving playing women who are more worn-in because of life experience. And it takes away the pressure of needing to conform, which I’ve never been very good at anyway,” she says.
Kate also opened up about why she would never be a part of social media and said,”I do worry about the extra pressure to be ‘perfect’ on girls growing up now. I’m obsessed about the misuse and potential perils of social media for our younger generation. We need to be aware of how damaging to children’s self-esteem and the natural process of growing up certain aspects of this ‘sharing’ are.”
Kate Winslet was last seen in a romantic survival adventure film The Mountains Between Us alongside Idris Elba. She will soon be seen in a drama thriller Wonder Wheel which is set to hit the screens on December 1.