Kate Winslet: Kids should struggle

Kate WInslet doesn't regret any of her divorces as she thinks it is important for her children to "struggle" and experience both good and bad times.

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet thinks it is important for her children to "struggle".

The 39-year-old actress - who has 14-year-old daughter Mia, from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton, son Joe, 11, from her second marriage to director Sam Mendes and 14-month-old son Bear with current husband Ned Rocknroll - doesn't regret any of the upheaval in her personal life because both good and bad times have made her and her kids the people they are today.

She said: "I think it's very important to teach your children to struggle on some level.

"I would honestly say that I wouldn't change a thing. Even all the bad bits. It doesn't matter how s***ty times have been, they all matter, because those things shape who you are.

"And if you don't like who you are, well, then you're f***ed really, aren't you?"

The 'Reader' actress also slammed stars who slim back to their pre-pregnancy weight just weeks after giving birth, insisting it is an "impossible" feat.

She told the new issue of Britain's Harper's Bazaar magazine: "There's a big part of me - now, more than ever before - that feels a sense of responsibility for how other women view themselves.

"Take having the baby, for instance. Have I actively been on a diet to lose my baby weight? No, I haven't. I genuinely bloody haven't.

"I so didn't want to be one of those, 'Oh, wow, she's back in shape after 12 weeks' women. When I read things like that, I just think, 'Oh, for f**k's sake, that's actually impossible.' "

The full feature appears in March issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, which is on sale February 3. It is also available as a digital edition.

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