Kate Winslet‘s heart is definitely going on for a young woman working to achieve her dream!
The “Titanic” star warmed hearts on the internet as she consoled an aspiring young journalist who was in the midst of conducting her first interview. The girl’s first interview subject? None other than Winslet, herself!
Winslet has been vocal regarding her annoyance with the press before, but she was feeling nothing but warm toward an aspiring member of the media.
Read on to find out more about Winslet’s sweet and viral moment!
A Young And Aspiring Journalist Is Undoubtedly A Breath Of Fresh Air For Winslet!
Winslet had a difficult relationship with the media while in her twenties. As her level of fame rose during the nineties, so did the press’ ‘hot takes’ on her looks.
Last month The Blast shared Winslet’s statements about being body-shamed as a young actress. Winslet wasn’t the only one in her circle who was brought into this narrative; her agent was often subjected to questions about their client’s weight.
“When I was younger, my agent would get calls saying ‘how’s her weight,” “The Reader” actress recalled to The Sunday Times.
“It was hard enough having the flipping News Of The World on my doorstep, but that doesn’t even cut it now. That phrase about ‘today’s news being tomorrow’s fish and chip paper’ doesn’t exist,” she added.
Winslet recalled she was later advised to seek out ‘fat girl roles’ and was also called ‘blubber’ by the media of the day. The press’ reception during that era made it extremely difficult for women to feel content with their bodies.
“It can be extremely negative,” she continued. “People are subject to scrutiny that is more than a young, vulnerable person can cope with.” However, Winslet did reveal she believes Hollywood to be more inclusive nowadays.
Winslet Wins Over A Shy Journalist With Her Unwavering Kindness
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A member of the next generation of aspiring writers was given a chance of a lifetime: to interview the “The Holiday” actress!
Interviews can be nerve-wracking for both the interviewee and the interviewer too! Martha, the young journalist, had been feeling a bit nervous about the situation, telling Winslet, “Um, it’s my first time,” according to People.
First-time jitters were absolutely not going to bring the moment down for Martha on Winslet’s watch!
The “Avatar: Way Of Water” actress reassured her young interviewer, “it’s going to be the most amazing interview,” and her reassurance didn’t stop there.
“Do you know why?” Winslet asked Martha. “Because we’ve decided that it’s going to be,” Winslet proclaimed. She also reassured Martha that her big moment was “gonna be amazing,” and she was also free to dish or inquire about anything she wanted, and Winslet would answer!
The sweet moment was captured and shared on Twitter over the weekend. The tweet has been ‘liked’ over one thousand times, and currently has been retweeted close to 200 times.
“This is what we all need to strive to be. Imagine a world where courtesy and compassion were so routinely used that it doesn’t make the news,” a viewer tweeted on the thread.
“I love this @katewislett,” an admirer tweeted. “What humanity and grace!”
“The sad thing is,” a viewer joked, “if Kate Winslett [sic] was the girl’s first interview, where does she go from here? It’s all going to be downhill, you’ve peaked way too soon!”
Martha’s big day was immortalized with a selfie with the actress! She won’t likely forget this big event anytime soon!