Kate Winslet admitted starring in Titanic did wonders for her career but was also a bit stressful.
"I felt like I had to look a certain way, or be a certain thing, and because media intrusion was so significant at that time, my life was quite unpleasant," Winslet admitted in an interview PORTER for the magazine's latest cover story.
"Journalists would always say, ‘After Titanic, you could have done anything and yet you chose to do these small things’ … and I was like, ‘Yeah, you bet your life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible,'" she added. "[Titanic] continues to bring people huge amounts of joy. The only time I am like, ‘Oh God, hide,' is if we are on a boat somewhere.”
The blonde babe previously discussed how it was hard for her to figure out how to be in the limelight after the success of the hit movie.
"It was like night and day from one day to the next," she said during a 2021 episode of the "WTF with Marc Maron" podcast. "Also, I was subject to quite a lot of also personal physical scrutiny, and criticized quite a lot — the British press were actually quite unkind to me."
"I felt quite bullied, if I'm honest," Winslet continued. "I remember just thinking, 'Okay, well, this is horrible and I hope it passes.' And it did definitely pass but it also made me realize that if that's what being famous was, I was not ready to be famous, thank you. No, definitely not."
The actress has been candid about other things she's gone through, including overcoming body issues and how she doesn't read reviews about her work.
"I think it probably stems from having been subjected to the most awful scrutiny and judgment, and, actually, I would go so far as to say bullying, from mainstream media when I was in my 20s," she shared.
"In a way it was weirdly good for me, to go f---- it: I've got to go easy on myself," she continued.