Kate Winslet On Raising “Regular Kids” In Hollywood

Kate Winslet gets gorgeous on the April cover of Glamour magazine. The 35-year-old actress is set to hit the small screen this month in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. The mom-of-two opens up about winning her Oscar, her split with Sam Mendes and raising her kids – Mia, 10, and Joe, 7 – in Hollywood.

On the challenge of raising her kids under her spotlight: “The challenge is making sure that they’re never treated different just because I sometimes am. I always want them to be regular kids who are grateful and respectful of other human beings. I want them to know that when we fly first-class, that they are lucky. The highest compliment I could ever receive about my kids—and I can say that this does happen frequently—is when the in-flight crew say to me, “Your children are wonderful. They are so well-behaved.” Every time I am told that, I could weep.”

On her kids googling her: “I am nervous about the day that Mia can google [my name]. That’s the reason I am so careful not to talk about the question that people always ask of me: “So what actually happened between you and Sam?” That explanation will never come out of my mouth. Never…because when my children want to know what actually happened, I want to be the first person they have that conversation with. I don’t want them to read something and believe it, when it probably isn’t true anyway.”

On winning the Oscar: “I was the kid who never won the races. I never jumped the highest. I wasn’t on the list of the high-achieving. That wasn’t me, so winning the Oscar was like winning all the prizes in one single night that I never won as a kid. For me, it was an internal-fist-pumping moment of yes.”

Continue reading the interview with Kate at Glamour

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  • Anonymous

    I LOVE her!
    She sounds so wonderful!

  • JMO

    her daughter will google to find out her mother gets butt naked in every film! lol

    • Sassy

      You JMO are entitled to make your ignorant comments! A actresses or actor is not going to be ashamed or embarrassed by nudity in their body of work! Kate is teaching her children well and will handle the questions about her career choices as any parent should. I only hope if you have been blessed to have children that you influence in your life that you are not as narrowed minded and silly if they desire careers as actors as your comments indicate!

      • JMO

        it’s not an ignorant comment its the truth. And I love Kate. I’ve seen all of her movies but the girl does get naked alot!

  • antigoniem

    She looks absolutely stunning on this cover.

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