How Leonardo DiCaprio’s Comment on Kate Winslet’s Body Changed Her Life and Transformed Their Friendship

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Although they are not a romantic pair, their public appearances together can cause a frenzy among admirers. Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s lovely, platonic relationship illustrates that lasting relationships are possible in Hollywood. However, one surprising aspect about their relationship is that a remark DiCaprio made about Winslet’s body during their Titanic days helped to strengthen it. And it was because of this stunning comment that Winslet’s perspective on life shifted.

We at theemergingindia feel that everyone can benefit from DiCaprio’s remark, so keep reading to see what it was and how it influenced Winslet’s body image.

Kate Winslet previously opened up about being bullied because of her weight.

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Even the stunning, talented, and multi-award-winning actress was singled out because she didn’t conform to society’s “ideal body” norms. She was kept in cupboards as a child and ridiculed over her desire to act, with bullies warning her that she would only be cast in “fat girl” roles.

She, too, was a victim of tabloid cruelty when she was 19 years old. She described how media made comments about her size, estimated her weight, and reported on a rumoured diet she was on.

These unsolicited comments about her physique took a toll on her confidence.

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Winslet said that the physical inspection influenced her perception of herself and her definition of “pretty.” For a time, the actress felt alone and concerned about how others in Hollywood might perceive her.

While filming Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio said something about her body that stuck with her.

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“It’s incredibly crucial that you are in the form that you are,” DiCaprio said Winslet out of the blue, according to Winslet in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. When she enquired about what he meant, he said that many women believe that being slender is the only way to be successful, loved, and beautiful.

This sentence resonated with Winslet, and he recognised he was correct. Campaigns for body positivity were not as prevalent in the 1990s, and the message to adolescent females was that being skinny was the only option.

Their conversation empowered Winslet to become an icon of body positivity.

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She told Oprah that her Academy Award nomination for Titanic inspired her to learn that she can be a successful actress without being slim or starving herself. After becoming a mother, she stepped up her fight for body positivity since she didn’t want her daughter to go through the same struggles she faced.

She believes that things have changed, particularly after the #MeToo movement, and that women are now more willing to speak up. Winslet also believes that ageing should not be perceived negatively, and she has instructed a cosmetics business not to do any extra editing to her images in order to demonstrate this.

The honesty and support that DiCaprio and Winslet provide each other have made them the ultimate #FriendshipGoals.

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According to reports, Winslet described her leading man as a “strong, devoted person.” And we’re inclined to agree, given that DiCaprio delivered those life-changing words to her with her best interests in mind. Their friendship has lasted more than two decades, and their genuine bond shines through every time they walk the red carpet together during award season.

DiCaprio reportedly attended Winslet’s intimate third wedding as the guy who escorted her down the aisle, rather than as a groom (awww). Winslet also claimed that she cried when they reunited after three years apart, proving that no matter how far apart they are (no pun intended), they would always love each other as friends.

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Are you a fan of the Leo-Kate pairing as well? What are your opinions on Leonardo DiCaprio’s remark about Kate Winslet’s body? What additional beauty standards do you believe should be altered or freely discussed?

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