Kate Winslet admits winning an Oscar was "pretty satisfying" revenge against her school bullies.
The 40-year-old actress - who scooped the coveted Best Actress prize for her role in 'The Reader' in 2009 - feels very proud of her achievements, especially after having such a bad time at school.
She said: "I think bullying can take on different forms, it can come in very aggressive physical forms or just in the way of horrible isolation, intimidation and saying very unkind cruel things and that was the case for me.
"So yeah, it was a pretty satisfying moment to be in the position I'm in now and to have won an Academy Award and to stand up there tall and proud and have achieved something great."
The 'Dressmaker' star recently admitted she never sets goals for herself as she doesn't want to be left disappointed.
She said: "I don't have specific personal goals. I think that if you set yourself up to achieve something, then inevitably you won't achieve it and I'm just not the kind of person to want to unnecessarily disappoint myself.
"I think my goal in the next five years is to keep working and to play lots of different parts that are challenging and interesting to me."