Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet covers the February issue of Glamour U.K. and opens up about her newborn son Bear, and happy family life wife new husband Ned Rocknroll and her older children: Mia, 13, and Joe, 10.
On using her surname while naming Bear: “We haven’t ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name. Of course we’re not going to call it Rocknroll. People might judge all they like, but I’m a f—— grown-up. Mia and Joe have it as part of their name, so it would be weird if this baby didn’t.”
On the public’s criticism of having a third baby with a third husband: “No one has a right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make. It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all. It baffles me, truly, that you can publicly treat a person like that. It’s not very nice. I’m really sorry to the nation’s press that I fell in love and got pregnant; I do apologize if you deem that irresponsible.”
On her children’s inspiration for her role in Labor Day: “[It’s] a part I could not have played had I not been a parent. Ultimately, I was drawn to it because it’s a film about the desire for a family — and family has played such a role in my life.”
On her life: “The reality is I absolutely love my little life … I trundle along; we have friends over; I make dinner. Sure, I could have lots of people who do the cooking, the driving, all that jazz — but I would be unhappy. I wouldn’t want my children raised that way.”
On her post-baby body: “Having just had a baby, I’m not going to be thinking about my arse.”
On her newborn: “All our families are so excited [about Bear]. And it’s Ned’s first baby — I can’t wait for that bit, actually.”
For more from Kate, go to Glamour…