Kate Winslet: “I was told I might be lucky with acting, if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts”

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On becoming a success story despite being branded ‘too fat’ and ‘not pretty enough’:

‘You see, I had been bullied at school. They called me Blubber. Teased me for wanting to act. Locked me in the cupboard. Laughed at me. I wasn’t the prettiest, I had big feet. And I was even told that I, “might be lucky with my acting, if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts”. You’re just not really what we’re looking for Kate. I didn’t lock myself away and give up on my dream. I fought back. I had to ignore the negative comments. I HAD to believe in myself, I had to choose to rise above it all and I had to work hard. You have to be indestructible to do what you love, and BELIEVE that you are worth it. And sometimes that’s the hardest part.’

… says 41 year-old Kate during an inspirational speech at WE Day UK celebrations at London’s Wembley Arena this week.

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Allison Williams: “I’ve walked this planet as a brunette with total anonymity”

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On the major difference she noticed when she became a blonde:

It’s so instant. Boys are just aware of a blonde head of hair in the room. I’m positive. I’ve walked this planet as a brunette with total anonymity. And now I walk into a party and people are like… They’re like “Oh a blonde person with b~~~~!” Y’all males are real simple. Even simpler than I thought.

On maintaining her new light locks:

I am exhausted. For all of you who have dyed hair, you are heroes. This is exhausting — who knew? There’s so much maintenance! It’s a whole thing.

… says Girls star Alison (28).

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Lena Dunham’s Body: “Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie”

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On people noticing her weight loss and on Refinery29 headline’s “People Need to Stop Talking About Lena Dunham’s Weight:

Thank you for this @Refinery29. I feel I’ve made it pretty clear over the years that I don’t give even the tiniest of sh-ts what anyone else feels about my body. I’ve gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14. I’ve done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I’ve accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity- what goes up must come down and vice versa.

I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I’m proud of what this body has seen and done and represented. Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie. Just like all of YOU. Right now I’m struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise. So my weight loss isn’t a triumph and it also isn’t some sign I’ve finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME–at every phase, in every iteration, and whatever I’m doing with it, I’m not handing in my feminist card to anyone.

So thank you to my girl @ashleygraham for writing so gorgeously about this on @lennyletter (link in bio). Thank you to @tracyandersonmethod for teaching me that exercise has the power to counteract my pain and anxiety, and to @jennikonner for being my partner in F–K IT. I refuse to celebrate these bullsh-t before-and-after pictures. Don’t we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to? So much love to all

my web friends who demand that life be more than a daily weigh in, who know their merit has nothing to do with their size, who fight to be seen and heard and accepted. I love you- Lena

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