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Kate Winslet details the promise she made to her late mother Sally

Kate Winslet has opened up about the promise she made to her late mother Sally before finding global fame as an actress.

The Oscar-winning star, 45, revealed that she told her mother she would ‘never be a show off’, as they both hated this quality in people.

Discussing her and her mother’s shared belief recently, Kate said: ‘We both had a real loathing of show offs’, reports the Mirror.

Family first: Kate Winslet has opened up about the promise she made to her late mother Sally before finding global fame as an actress

She continued: ‘My mum would say, “Just promise me you won’t get showy offy”. That’s really stayed with me. It has an impact on my work and how I approach it.’

Kate’s mother sadly died of ovarian cancer in 2017.

The Titanic star revealed her father has also been a pillar of support and said: ‘You’re only as good as your last gig, babe’. And I still believe that to this day.’

Grounded: The Oscar-winning star, 45, revealed that she told her mother she would 'never be a show off', as they both hated this quality in people

Grounded: The Oscar-winning star, 45, revealed that she told her mother she would ‘never be a show off’, as they both hated this quality in people

Kate recently spoke about her experience in Hollywood, during an interview where she admitted she didn’t feel like she belonged even after the success of Titanic. 

She spoke candidly as part of a panel alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Rashida Jones, Vanessa Kirby and Andra Day for the Los Angeles Times.

Of being cast in James Cameron’s 1997 epic, she said: ‘I was playing an American for the first time. And working with Leo, who I’d seen in [What’s Eating] Gilbert Grape and Basketball Diaries. So it was like, “Oh, my God, I’m Kate from Reading.”‘

'I was the overweight girl': Kate recently spoke about her experience in Hollywood, during an interview where she admitted she didn't feel like she belonged

‘I was the overweight girl’: Kate recently spoke about her experience in Hollywood, during an interview where she admitted she didn’t feel like she belonged

‘I was the overweight girl who would always be at the end of the line. And because my name was a W, sometimes I wouldn’t even get in the door of the audition because they’d run out of time before the Ws. And I was in Titanic. It’s mad.’

After appearing in Titanic, Kate went on to star in a number of independent films, choosing to stay out of the Hollywood limelight.

The Holiday star said of her decision: ‘The honest answer is I was scared of Hollywood. A big, scary place, where everyone had to be thin and look a certain way.

‘And I knew that I did not look that way or feel like I fit there, so if I was ever going to belong, I had to earn my place. And to me, I hadn’t earned it.’ 

Reservations: Of being cast in the 1997 epic, she said: 'I was working with Leo, who I’d seen in Gilbert Grape and Basketball Diaries. So it was like, "Oh, my God, I’m Kate from Reading"'

Reservations: Of being cast in the 1997 epic, she said: ‘I was working with Leo, who I’d seen in Gilbert Grape and Basketball Diaries. So it was like, “Oh, my God, I’m Kate from Reading”‘

Candid: Kate went on to act in independent films after Titanic, and she explained: 'I was scared of Hollywood. A big, scary place, where everyone had to be thin and look a certain way'

Candid: Kate went on to act in independent films after Titanic, and she explained: ‘I was scared of Hollywood. A big, scary place, where everyone had to be thin and look a certain way’

Kate claimed motherhood helped to change her attitude towards showbusiness and made her realise she didn’t need to be concerned about how she looked.

She said of Titanic’s success: ‘I had this feeling of “maybe that was just luck.” When I became a mother at 25, all of that stuff evaporated completely.

‘Then two years after she was born, I was asked to do Eternal Sunshine [of the Spotless Mind]. I do believe that was a huge turning point in my career, because from then on people suddenly went, “Oh, she can do that?!”‘

Kate recently reunited with Titanic director Cameron for Avatar 2, which is due for release in December 2022.

Change: Kate claimed motherhood helped to change her attitude towards showbusiness and made her realise she didn't need to be concerned about how she looked

Change: Kate claimed motherhood helped to change her attitude towards showbusiness and made her realise she didn’t need to be concerned about how she looked

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