That is, it’s somewhere in between unflattering and unfortunate. The clothing is elegant, flattering, and well-fitted. However, the eye and lip make-up let the styling down. And the lazy styling of the hair is incongruous. From the neck down, though, it’s a great cover. Winslet does look wonderful in photos aside from the cover, so the shoot’s included below with excerpts about her everywoman body type.
On whether she’s bored with talking about body image: “Better say that I’m bored of what it means that we are still here talking about it; it means that nothing has changed. Otherwise, no, I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old.”
On criticism of her shape: ”It’s one of those things I learned quickly to ignore. Once it was different, it hurt me. When I was twenty I pretended it didn’t bother me, but I felt very bad, I did. In front of journalists and the public I acted superior, but I was dying inside. Now everything is different. It takes time, but you can learn it.’
On being the heavier girl: “It’s true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but… you know… I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks. Wow, isn’t this a wonderful line?”
On her normal life: “I have always lived an ordinary life, and always will. It’s who and what has to do with my job that makes it “unordinary.” I cook, go to the supermarket, pick my children up at school.” - via Vanity Fair Italia Magazine.
In semi-related news, a few weeks ago, ahead of the release of Titanic 3D, Winslet admitted being tired of its soundtrack saying “I feel like throwing up when I hear it,” and she hears it often.
Asked about My Heart Will Go On during an interview with the Today Show (at around 3:45 in the video where you can see a reaction), Celine Dion talked about the enduring success of the song and Winslet’s reaction: “I don’t depend on my success and my singing. Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do. But I don’t hold on to that. When you have children, you have accomplished a lot… The way I see it is that My Heart Will Go On gave me the opportunity to be associated with a classic that will live forever. If I just count how many times I’ve sung it, maybe it’ll get me sick. If she feels tired just hearing it, and, like, throwing up, I’m glad she was not the one singing it.”