Kate Winslet is on the cover of December’s issue of Vanity Fair, and talks about everything from smoking to other moms – a mom herself to Mia, 8, and Joe, 5, she is the youngest actress, to net five Oscar nominations. Winslet, 33, is currently married to director Sam Mendes, who also directed one of her new movies, Revolutionary Road, which reunited her with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Before the interview even really started, Kate admitted one of her vices to the interviewer – she smokes.
“I don’t smoke around my kids,” she’s quick to point out. “Like that makes it any better that I smoke at all, because obviously it doesn’t. But I don’t smoke in the house. I mean, I had a cigarette this morning, which is because I hadn’t been. Coffee and a cigarette: bingo!” She pauses. “I’m not sure if I want you to print that,” she says. Then she laughs.
She also told the interviewer that she knows, being a movie star, that people are always looking at her and judging her,
“You know why I fear people’s judgment?” she’s asks. “Because I know they’re judging. I know they are.” She talks about walking to school with her kids and catching looks from the other parents. “You know, these mothers are going to read this article and they’re all absolutely great, but I know when I walk into that classroom in the morning, even if it’s for a split second, at some point I’m being checked out. And some of them will even say to me, ‘O.K., what’s the secret with the skin?’ At which point I’m like, ‘Oh my God, there’s no secret. I have makeup on. And by the way, since I turned 30, I’ve had an acne problem on my chin. I’m just like everybody else—I just know how to cover it. If you’d like me to show you how, I’d be more than happy.’?”
Kate and her family are currently living in Manhattan; Mia’s biological father is Jim Threapleton, while Joe’s is her current husband.
Sources: Vanity Fair