When it comes to inspiring advice, look no further than Kate Winslet. According to Los Angeles Times film writer Rebecca Keegan, each 2016 Oscar nominee was given a notebook filled with advice from past winners–including the wise words of Winslet–ahead of Feb. 28’s Academy Awards.
Winslet’s advice to the new nominees: “I wish somebody would have told me that the size of my ass was something I should have spent waaaay less time worrying about!”
@theacademy solicited advice from Oscar winners for a notebook given to this year’s nominees. I feel like @lupitanyongo’s (charge phone, bring snacks) and Kate Winslet’s (don’t worry about your butt) are rules to live by.
Amen. Winslet won her first and only Oscar in 2009, but she’s nominated this year for her killer performance in Jobs.
Winslet has a history of giving great advice. After winning the award for best supporting actress at Sunday’s 2016 BAFTA Awards, she gave an inspiring speech to the press.
“I would dedicate [my award] to all those young women who doubt themselves, because you shouldn’t be doubting. You should just be going for it,” she said in her speech.
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She told the story of how, at the age of 14, a drama teacher said she’d do OK in the business if she was happy to settle for “the fat girl parts.” Winslet didn’t let the fat-shaming get to her.
“To any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, or a friend, or even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did,” she said. “I didn’t listen, and I kept on going, and I overcame all of my fears and I got over a lot of insecurity and just keep doing it. Keep believing in yourself.”
Here’s hoping Winslet scores that Oscar so we can hear another acceptance speech!
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