The Reading born actress was speaking on the Gaby Roslin podcast getreading
Kate Winslet has revealed she headed straight to her job at a delicatessen in her home town Reading after she finished filming her first movie.
The star spoke of life as a jobbing actress when she was a teenager. After my first film Heavenly Creatures, I was 17 when I was filming it, I went right back to the job in the delicatessen I worked in. As that’s what you do when you’re a jobbing actor, it’s very hard to make a good living from acting, certainly when you’re starting out.
Winslet said her father who was also an actor had to do a number of jobs including a postman and delivering Christmas trees to make ends meet.
Winslet revealed that since of age of five, all she wanted to be an actress.
She said I just couldn’t have imagined ever doing anything else. I don’t know why I felt so, so determined that that was what I wanted to do, I just didn’t consider anything else. I don’t think I really understood what it meant, I certainly didn’t think I would be in films or anything. I just sort of hoped that I might be on the stage or something.
The actress added I was in an episode of Casualty when I was 16, and I remember thinking, ‘God, wow, if I could just get an episode of things here and there and maybe do a bit of theatre’, I always thought I would have a part-time job as well.
Now the actress is an Oscar winner thanks to her role in the film Titanic and she discussed her fans saying It feels like a responsibility but in a lovely way, because if people are comfortable enough to say something complimentary about my work or me as a person, I really do appreciate that because I care very much.
Not only about my job, but I also really care about being a steady, decent human being, and I think you can often tell whether a person is a good person or not, or whether they’re out for number one, and certainly with my job that I do, I really try and really consider just all forms of humanity.