We all know that I love Kate Winslet. I also happen to love Kate and Leo (BFF!), and I am so excited to see Revolutionary Road, even though I’m sure the movie won’t be as good as the book but WHATEVER, it has Kate and Leo. (My husband’s comment upon seeing the trailer was, “This is a terrible sequel! They didn’t even explain how they got him out of the water.”)
Apparently, in a recent interview, Kate credited Leo with helping her overcome weight and body image issues. I saw a snippet over at IMDB:
“As a child, I was overweight and I was very chubby and I was always the wrong kid at the audition because my hair was wrong and the shoes didn’t fit. I [didn't lose] weight very [sensibly] when I was younger but those [days] are very much behind me.”
Turning to DiCaprio, she adds, “I remember you saying to me one day, ‘You’ve really got to let the whole fat girl thing go’. And that’s the truth, you’re right.”
I’d like to read a version of the interview without all the typos in it, but IMDB doesn’t mention which magazine it’s from. I’m also curious as to what “let the whole fat girl thing go” means, and how one does that. Any theories?
[Another meta note: Not sure what's going on with the wonky sidebar or with the lack of Google indexing. I've been away from the Internet and on vacation and at a conference for a few days, but I'm back now, and hopefully will be able to resolve the outstanding issues this week. Thanks, guys. Happy holidays!]
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