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Kate Winslet, 45,  discusses ageing and says she is ‘going easy’ on herself

Kate Winslet has discussed ageing in a new candid interview and revealed that she is ‘going easy’ on herself as things are ‘changing all the time’.

It comes as the actress, 45, was announced as  L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson on Thursday in a new radiant photoshoot.

Talking about working with the brand and her positive outlook ageing, Kate told Allure: ‘They celebrate women at every age. And yes, it’s a beauty brand, but at the same time, they talk about cost-efficient ways of taking care of your skin and feeling good about yourself. 

Radiant: Kate Winslet has discussed ageing in a new candid interview and revealed that she is ‘going easy’ on herself as things are ‘changing all the time’ 

‘I’ve noticed my face and how it’s changing a little bit more in the last year because there’s just been more time with yourself to look at those things. What I’ve found is that — to my relief — I’m just going easy on myself. 

‘I’m at an age now where things are changing all the time. The skin on my neck is really different now, the skin on the back of my hands needs some serious TLC.’

Elsewhere during the interview, Kate revealed that she has enjoyed not having to constantly wear make-up during the pandemic and that she now enjoys applying it when she feels like it, having ‘quiet conversations’ with herself.  

The actress was announced as L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson on Thursday and she looked radiant in an accompanying photoshoot.

Way back when: It comes as the actress, 45, was announced as L'Oréal Paris' new spokesperson on Thursday (Kate pictured aged 23 in 1998)

Way back when: It comes as the actress, 45, was announced as L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson on Thursday (Kate pictured aged 23 in 1998) 

Posting a stunning picture of the actress to the brand’s official Instagram, they penned: ‘Welcome to our new spokesperson Kate Winslet! ✨A true icon determined to give a voice to the voiceless and a figurehead of women empowerment.

‘”I’m delighted to join the L’Oréal Paris Family to say: it takes courage and strength to believe that you are worth it.” #KateWinslet #LOrealParisFamily #WorthIt #LOrealParis.’

Kate also appeared in a video shared on the brand’s official Instagram, where she spoke about what makes her feel ‘worth it’.

The star said: ‘Knowing that I’ve got a lovely family and that I have worked hard for all of my adult life.’

Candid: 'I've noticed my face and how it's changing a little bit more in the last year because there's just been more time with yourself to look at those things. What I've found is that — to my relief — I'm just going easy on myself,' she told Allure

Candid: ‘I’ve noticed my face and how it’s changing a little bit more in the last year because there’s just been more time with yourself to look at those things. What I’ve found is that — to my relief — I’m just going easy on myself,’ she told Allure 

Yay! The actress was announced as L'Oréal Paris' new spokesperson on Thursday and she looked radiant in an accompanying photoshoot

Yay! The actress was announced as L’Oréal Paris’ new spokesperson on Thursday and she looked radiant in an accompanying photoshoot

Speaking about three things she ‘can’t do without, Kate sweetly said: ‘My husband, my children… and probably cheese.’

Kate also gave her advice for ageing, saying: ‘Slow down, don’t be so impatient, it’s all worth it. You have no idea how busy you’re going to find yourself in your mid 40s.’

It comes after the actress admitted she is no longer comfortable stripping off for roles as she feels her ‘nudity days are numbered’. 

Speaking to the New York Times, the Titanic star, who has recently won critical acclaim for her role in Mare Of Easttown, said she did not want viewers to think: ‘Oh, here she goes again’, so has decided to stop nude scenes. 

'Worth it': Kate also appeared in a video shared on the brand's official Instagram, where she spoke about what makes her feel 'worth it'

‘Worth it’: Kate also appeared in a video shared on the brand’s official Instagram, where she spoke about what makes her feel ‘worth it’

She said: ‘I think my days are getting a little bit numbered of doing nudity. I’m just not that comfortable doing it anymore. It’s not even really an age thing, actually.’

Kate starred in arguably one of cinema’s most iconic nude scenes of all time in 1997’s Titanic while playing Rose, where she reclined on a sofa and asked love interest Jack – played by Leonardo DiCaprio – to ‘paint her like one of his French girls’.

Despite her bold moment in cinematic history, she insisted those days are fast going behind her as she detailed her feelings on future nude scenes. 

She said: ‘I think my days are getting a little bit numbered of doing nudity. I’m just not that comfortable doing it anymore.

Ruling out: It comes after the actress admitted she is no longer comfortable stripping off for roles as she feels her 'nudity days are numbered' (pictured in Mare of Easttown)

Ruling out: It comes after the actress admitted she is no longer comfortable stripping off for roles as she feels her ‘nudity days are numbered’ (pictured in Mare of Easttown) 

‘It’s not even really an age thing, actually. There comes a point where people are going to go, “Oh, here she goes again”…

‘I hope that in playing Mare as a middle-aged woman — I will be 46 in October — I guess that’s why people have connected with this character in the way that they have done because there are clearly no filters.

‘She’s a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that move in a way that is synonymous with her age, her life and where she comes from. I think we’re starved of that a bit.’

Elsewhere, Kate revealed she fought to keep an unflattering sex scene with her Mare of Easttown co-star Guy Pearce, which exposed a ‘bulgy bit of belly.’

Image: Kate starred in arguably one of cinema's most iconic nude scenes of all time in 1997's Titanic while playing Rose, where she reclined on a sofa and asked love interest Jack - played by Leonardo DiCaprio - to 'paint her like one of his French girls' (pictured in still)

Image: Kate starred in arguably one of cinema’s most iconic nude scenes of all time in 1997’s Titanic while playing Rose, where she reclined on a sofa and asked love interest Jack – played by Leonardo DiCaprio – to ‘paint her like one of his French girls’ (pictured in still) 

In order to realistically portray a middle-aged woman in her new HBO limited series, the Oscar winner said her character is ‘a fully functioning, flawed woman with a body and a face that moves in a way that is synonymous with her age.’ 

‘I think we’re starved of that a bit,’ she said of the scarcity of unfiltered and realistic female bodies on film and television during the interview.

While acknowledging her ‘unglamorous’ appearance in the show may be surprising to some viewers, she said she turned down director Craig Zobel’s offer to edit out ‘a bulgy bit of belly.’ 

‘Don’t you dare,’ she recalled telling him after he assured her the angle wouldn’t air.  

No retouching: Speaking to the New York Times , the Titanic star, who has recently won critical acclaim for her role in Mare Of Easttown, said she did not want viewers to think: 'Oh, here she goes again', so has decided to stop nude scenes (pictured in still)

No retouching: Speaking to the New York Times , the Titanic star, who has recently won critical acclaim for her role in Mare Of Easttown, said she did not want viewers to think: ‘Oh, here she goes again’, so has decided to stop nude scenes (pictured in still)

Additionally, she raised eyebrows for sending back the series’ promo poster twice ‘because it was too retouched’ and she knows how ‘many lines’ she really has by the sides of her eyes. 

Previously, the actress said she got ‘very fit’ for the role since she had to do ‘a lot of running’ in the show.

‘It’s nice to sense that Mare was once strong in her youth, but I didn’t want to make her an impossible, superhuman forty-something-year-old,’ she told Emmy Magazine last month.

She added: ‘Mostly women aren’t like that. We do what we can in the midst of the juggle of everything else.’ 

As for the possibility of her returning to play Detective Mare Sheehan again, the star told TV Line she would love the opportunity.

‘I miss her. I really do. It’s the strangest thing. I feel like I’m in mourning,’ Winslet said.  ‘It was an absolutely wonderful role.’ 

HBO is still calling Mare of Easttown a limited series, and they intend to have it compete in the Limited Series category at the Emmy Awards this year.

The show follows Detective Mare Sheehan, a local Easttown detective who is investigating a young girl’s murder, also starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart and Angourie Rice. 

Striving for authenticity: Previously, the actress said she got 'very fit' for the role since she had to do 'a lot of running' in the show (pictured in 2017)

Striving for authenticity: Previously, the actress said she got ‘very fit’ for the role since she had to do ‘a lot of running’ in the show (pictured in 2017)

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