Kate Winslet says starring in her latest film Ammonite made her realize she was objectified while filming previous films
Kate Winslet has been involved in an abundance of racy scenes since she shot to fame in Heavenly Creatures nearly 30 years ago.
But the Titanic star, 45, has now admitted she felt objectified while filming some sex scenes during her hugely successful career to date.
In an interview with Radio Times, the actress said her final scenes in Ammonite made her realize she was objectified in previous films.
Speaking about her latest film, she said, “We weren’t objectified in any way. But it also made me realize that I felt a bit objectified in the past.”
In the new film, Kate plays a woman who embarks on a secret relationship with another woman and features several sex scenes throughout.
She added: “We realized that by removing the dialogue, we could further explore the desire and depth of connection between these two women.
“I learned a lot. It was very equal and very safe; we weren’t objectified in any way.
“But it also made me realize that I’ve felt a bit objectified in the past without knowing it. It sparked a lot of interesting thoughts.”
Kate certainly wasn’t afraid to bare it all on screen and was rewarded for her detailed performances.
She won an Oscar in 2008 for her role in The Reader, in which she played an ex-Nazi prison guard who seduces a teenager.
She also played the iconic scene alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 film Titanic in which her character said, “I want you to draw me like one of your French girls,” as she posed n-de on a sofa.
Speaking to Digital Spy, she also revealed that her last sex scenes brought her a lot more questions than previous roles.
She said: “I’m telling you, hand on heart, I’ve never been asked the same volume of questions about heterosexual love scenes – which I’ve done a lot of in my life.
“And so that to me, that to me, is a conversation.”