Kate Winslet Was Told to 'Settle for Fat Girl Parts'

Kate Winslet is among the most successful actresses of our generation.

However this may not have been the case had she listened to her drama teacher as a teenager.

"When I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK, if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts," she told the press after taking home her latest award "[but] Look at me now, look at me now!"

Seriously, look at her now!

At just 40 years of age, Kate has won several prestigious awards including three Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, and even an Oscar.

After taking out both the Golden Globe and the BAFTA this year for her role as Joanna Hoffman in the Steve Jobs biopic, she is poised to take home her second Oscar - putting her up there with the likes of Katherine Hepburn and Meryl Streep as winning the most Oscars for one person in history. 

However, had she listened to one silly drama teacher, Kate may never have blossomed into a phenomenal success story.

Kate hopes her story will inspire other young women not to listen to their critics.

"To any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, or even a parent, just don't listen to any of it, because that's what I did. I didn't listen and I kept on going and I overcame my fears and I got over a lot of insecurity."

Go, Kate! 

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