Oscar-winner Kate Winslet’s life is not quite as glamorous as you might expect. The Finding Neverland star says that she purposely avoids luxuries like nannies and personal chefs because she doesn’t want her kids Mia, 8, and Joe, 5, to get used to a “movie star existence.”
“I don’t have the perfect life. There are things I could implement within my life that would probably make it easier. But I deliberately don’t do it because if I did, I would be living that movie star existence that I really try and resist,” Kate, 33, says. “I mean, it’s very tempting to have a nanny and live in a gated community and have a chef – I’d love to have a few dinners cooked for me. But I don’t want that for my children. When they’re older, if people say to them, ‘Did you have a chef?’ I want them to be shocked by the question.”
Kate’s husband is Revolutionary Road director Sam Mendes.
If you could afford it, would you hire a chef and nanny for your family?