Kate Winslet is approaching her 40th birthday like a boss.
Kate Winslet will soon be gracing a cinema screen near you in new movie A Little Chaos. The actress plays Sabine De Barra, a landscape gardener commissioned to design an extravagant rockery for King Louis XIV’s gardens of Versailles in the period drama, directed by Alan Rickman.
The 39-year-old was pregnant with son Bear, now 16 months old, at the time of shooting and, because she was in the early stages of prenancy, kept it a secret from cast and crew. Of course, this had it’s challenges. ‘The early stage of pregnancy for me is quite hard to hide,’ she told us. ‘I go through the biggest period of growth in the beginning part, so huge boobs in a corset, in your hands and knees in the mud, gardening.
‘I mean, it was honestly quite uncomfortable, plus I did actually have quite bad morning sickness so I’d be hiding the fact I’d been throwing up. It was quite a lot to cope with but you just get on with it, don’t you?’
The actress, who has starred in 30 films over her two-decade career, is approaching her 40th birthday in October like a boss. Having carved a hugely successful path in Hollywood and now happily married to third husband, Ned Rocknroll, since 2012, the Oscar-winner is happier and more confident now than ever before and completely unphased by the milestone.
‘I’m really happy in my own skin. There’s a lot of judgement that can come from outside sometimes, and there’s media scrutiny that is placed on a lot of women in the public eye, and I just couldn’t care less. I really couldn’t care less.
‘I would sometimes say in my twenties, ‘oh, I couldn’t care less’, but I think I probably did. Now I genuinely don’t and that’s a lovely, liberating thing to experience.’
Watch our full interview with Kate Winslet above.
A Little Chaos opens in cinemas April 17.