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…