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Photos of Kate Winslet in Vanity Fair December 2008

Kate Winslet Reveals All and Talks Leo in Vanity Fair

Kate Winslet looked gorgeous and sexy stripping down to nothing but thigh highs and heels with her messy blonde hair for the new Vanity Fair. Kate is promoting two December films, Revolutionary Road and The Reader — both of which are already getting Oscar buzz. In her interview she opens up about meeting her husband Sam Mendes, working with Leonardo DiCaprio again, and her weight issues. Here's more:

  • On her acting skills: "I know that in order to do my job as truthfully as I can—because to me that’s everything—you really have to not give a f**k [about what people think]. You have to be prepared to look stupid and you have to be prepared to walk around naked in front of a crew of people you’ve never met before and may never see again. And it is scary."
  • On her weight: "This is going to sound really weird, but I never had a desire to be famous. I never had huge ambitions—never.… I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses. I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere. You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that. I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, I should make more of an effort. I should look like that. But then I think, 'They can’t be happy in those heels'."

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To hear what Kate had to say about reuniting with Leo just

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  • On meeting her director husband who was offering her two plays: "You’re not going to say ‘no’ to meeting with Sam Mendes, are ya now? Didn’t want to do the plays, definitely wanted to get his phone number."
  • On reuniting with Leo on-screen: "Leo and I were always aware that if we were going to do something together again that there would be a sense of expectation. It was going to have to be the right thing. We could see ourselves playing that married couple. The friendship that we have and the solidity of that was something we would be able to use. There’s an emotional shorthand that Leo and I have and a physical ease because we’ve known each other so long.… Leo and I, you know, are sort of kindred spirits—we’re cut from the same cloth. Both of us just got lucky [at a young age], started working and kind of learned on the job. We’re sort of self-educated actors in a way, and we’ve just been lucky to work with unbelievable directors and actors who have taught us so much. I mean, it’s been spectacular."

Leo and Sam weighed in on working with Kate and each other and both raved about the talented actress. Leo even called her "the most talented actress of her generation," so it sounds like we shouldn't be surprised to see her name when award season nominations start rolling out.


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juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
that doesn't look like her at all.
Foxy-Frazee Foxy-Frazee 7 years
She looks awsome I didn't know it was her till I read her name about 4-5 times lol.
karolinakks karolinakks 7 years
It is totally amazing and adorable that she is not afraid of being herself, that makes her even more beautiful. The warmth that grows out of her is just indescribable.
hottinpink9021 hottinpink9021 7 years
They photoshopped her so skinny, when the article is about her being overweight...? weird.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 7 years
To those that don't get it..it's not supposed to look like her. It's supposed to look like Catherine Deneuve in Belle Du Jour. It's a homage. And anyway some of you seem to have only seen Kate Winslet in Titanic when she still had her baby fat. Her and Leo both look different now. Saw her on Letterman a few years ago and she was the same size as she is here in these photos. She's gorgeous and a brilliant actress. Hope she wins the Oscar.
tokki83 tokki83 7 years
i thought it was sharon stone for a sec!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
My God she's beautiful! Good interview too!
crazyana crazyana 7 years
hot shoot!
crazyana crazyana 7 years
hot shoot!
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
absolutely gorgeous inside and out
asarwan asarwan 7 years
she look a bit heavier in The Holiday. loved her in that. This doesn't even look like her at all. Airbrushed the Bejesus out of these pics.
mlen mlen 7 years
it look slike her made up with some photoshopping- but still like her. i think she is just fantastic- gorgeous and smart and she seems so gracious! def a fav of mine
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
I have always loved Kate Winslet. She seems like she has a great head on her shoulders and is such a wonderful actress. Such a beauty as well!
bluesteyes bluesteyes 7 years
This person should be many many girls idol. She redefines what a woman is and she has a strong voice
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i love kate - she's one of those actresses that's had a stable career for such a long time and that's something that's amazing in hollywood. she's REAL and she's something that we can all relate to and appreciate. i love how she met her hubby and the wonderful things that she has to say about him. i can't wait to see the reader - that's one that's on my list right now.
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
LOVE HER!!What a great post, made my day! Haven't read anything about her in awhile.Favorite role of hers is Marianne in Sense & Sensibility. Check it out if you haven't seen it!
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
LOVE HER!! What a great post, made my day! Haven't read anything about her in awhile. Favorite role of hers is Marianne in Sense & Sensibility. Check it out if you haven't seen it!
The-New-Black The-New-Black 7 years
She looks a bit like sharon stone in that first picture.
Gwen-G Gwen-G 7 years
She looks so gorgeous,these pics are amazing
aras8218 aras8218 7 years
she looks great and her and Leo are always so sweet about each other
mack2600 mack2600 7 years
audreyhepburn01, i thought meryl streep was the meryl streep of our generation
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
LOVE her!!
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
LOVE her!!
i_love_miu i_love_miu 7 years
I can never stop saying how wonderful she is! Her Oscar is long overdue
Fleurie Fleurie 7 years
She's absolutely gorgeous!!
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