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Kate Winslet Then and Now

Kate Winslet has four Oscar nominations under her belt and is rumored to be getting another one come this spring. But things haven't always gone so smoothly for the actress. She recently opened up to Parade Magazine about fame, love and lots of things in between. She tells the magazine that during the filming of Sense and Sensibility, her boyfriend, television writer Stephen Tredre was diagnosed with cancer. They broke up before his death in 1997. Instead of celebrating with her co-stars at the Titanic premiere, she was attending Tredre's funeral. Here's highlights:

Kate Winslet Parade

On Tredre's death she says:

“I was so young, when I look back on it. Only 19. How could I have left a person who was so unwell? I thought Stephen was going to be all right....It was unbelievably heartbreaking. All I have left is that we remained very close until the end.

On life after Titanic:

Looking back, I see what I was dealing with when Titanic came out. I had a lot of pain and I was confused about who I was….I didn’t know how to deal with it. I sensed that great life changes were impending. I had to hang on by the seat of my pants and not get drawn into public events and endless red carpets.”

On her life now with director Sam Mendes:

“I believe in fate. I know it sounds corny, but it was like Sam and I were from the same tribe. We were meant to meet: Both of us from Reading, both born in the same tiny hospital, Dellwood. Then suddenly, years later, this totally gorgeous, sexy, talented man is in my life? That’s fate. I love being married to Sam and I love motherhood more than anything. It’s like it’s the whole reason for my existence now. Sam’s a wonderful dad. We have a beautiful, healthy son. Oh, lucky, lucky us, to be so genuinely happy.”

More images of Kate in Parade so


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PJM PJM 9 years
I think she's wise and beautiful.
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
i love her too, she is just so herself and doesnt realise how talented she is. thats what i like most about her
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I also loved when Emma Thompson told her she would kill her if she lost weight.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
She seems very much like Rachel Weisz. Both witty and intelligent. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
loveMYbitches loveMYbitches 9 years
What a sad story, I love Kate, she is such a talented actress and seems like sucha great person
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Girlfriend...that is the plan. Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Yeah, I wouldn't be able to deal with the cold. I never even saw snow in real life until I was 21. I never actually ever saw it fall out of the sky until this past March. I had somewhat of a sheltered childhood! Congrats on buying a house though! That's great! I wish we could do that out here.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Yeah, I must be crazy for moving back there. I am going up this summer and staying with my grams for a few months and then buying a house by this time next year. Yes, I am dreading the winter! I work up there now but at least I get to come back to semi-warm weather.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
awww, i have always liked her alot what if the hokey pokey is really what its all about
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
I've been to Ohio to visit a few times Jenna. It's beautiful. I went during the summer months though. Can't imagine what it's like in the winter. My dad couldn't wait until he could get out of there, he went into the Coast Guard the day he turned 18 and headed west! He hates snow! LOL
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
She's great and everything. but 'catch up with your britches' girl~ AND you won't have so many 'looking backs'...........
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Thats a sad story :(
JennaV JennaV 9 years
:woohoo: RK! I am from northern Ohio around Toledo. I have lived in Atlanta for almost 19 years but I will never forget my roots.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
My dad and his side of the family are all from/in Ohio. Cuyahoga Falls to be exact. :)
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Are you from Ohio? I KNOW nothing about sports but I know OSU is #1. :woohoo: Proud Ohio native here!
cshkl cshkl 9 years
Kate is a goddess-pure and simple. JENNAV--LOVE your avatar. Go Buckeyes!! Fear the Vest.
recklesskellie recklesskellie 9 years
Gorgeous person, inside and out. One of the most impressive actresses I have ever seen. So level headed. Did anyone see her on "Extras" on HBO? She was so amazingly funny. Totally doesn't take herself seriously!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
She is a beautiful and wonderful lady. I'm really sorry to hear about her lose though, I had no idea. I'm glad she is so happy now.
mmm_humus mmm_humus 9 years
She is amazing! she never fails to impress me. She is brilliant in all her movies, and she is so very pretty :) I can't wait to see Little Children, funkyfeet!
funkyfeet funkyfeet 9 years
Everyone go see Little Children. Kate is incredible and deserves another Oscar nomination.
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Love love love her. It's refreshing to see how whenever there is a post about her that there is hardly any bashing. Most of us really like her. I think she's a great role model. I didn't know about her before Titanic, but that's sad about her ex.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I have always really liked her. She is beautiful, inside and out, and talented. I like when she pitched a fit when some mag airbrushed her to look thinner. She just keeps it real and I am so glad she is successful. This is an example of good karma. I think kidcrazy is a BIG time fan....she will appreciate this :) That's so sad about her ex :(
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I've never really paid attention to her before, but I'm really liking and respecting what I hear from her lately.
juju4 juju4 9 years
I adore her. I'm an actress, and if I could model my career after anyones, it would probably be hers. She takes chances and does amazing work. She has a great personality, but never lets it overshadow her ability to disappear in a character.
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years
Great actress, she's never in the tabloids, gotta love her. ______________________ ~~ in puris naturalibus ~~
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