The sexy Halle Berry says she seeks the on-screen confidence of another actress!
“Kate Winslet is always naked, sitting on a toilet, running buck-naked. She’s free. I want to be the kind of actress who can really be comfortable with my body like that,” she tells Elle magazine.
and from Us Weekly:
Kate Winslet says she didn’t always want to be famous.
“I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses,” she tells December’s Vanity Fair. “I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere.
“You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid,” she adds. “Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that.”
But she says she looks at “women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, ‘I should make more of an effort. I should look like that,'” she says. “But then I think, ‘They can’t be happy in those heels.'”
Winslet has become a hero to fans for refusing to bow to Hollywood pressure to be skinny. (In 2007, she won libel damages after Britain’s Grazia magazine falsely reported that she used a diet doctor.)
Back to me:
We spend so much time admiring the way other women look– in a way that depreciates ourselves– and the irony is that other woman is doing the exact same thing– admiring the way some other woman looks (and don’t we all know that Kate Winslet has admired Halle Berry). It’s too much, really, this job that we do on ourselves that we are not enough– pretty enough, nice enough, good enough, whatever enough. Just for today, go through your day with the clarity that you– as you are right now– are fabulous. Feel free to give other’s compliments but do not see what you compliment in reference to yourself. Have it simply be a gift to the other person and not also a detraction from you. When you feel your mind heading into critique, just tell it to stop. We spend too much time believing we’ll finally be completely content when our body changes. The reality is that we’ll only be completely content when our mind changes, when we give ourselves permission to be content.