Kate Winslet is the cover girl for the March 2012 issue of Ladies Home Journal promoting her mission to improve the lives of kids with autism and give parents new hope.
Check out some highlights from her interview below:
On the Titanic re-release in 3D: “A whole new generation is going to get to experience the film. It’s very exciting that I can actually sit with them — together — and we can all watch it in a movie theater. That is going to be quite amazing, actually.”
On watching herself act years ago: “I was literally like, ‘Oh my God, make it stop! Is that me? Oh my God, that’s me. Block my ears, somebody! Somebody club out my senses. Make it f-cking stop!’”
On her acting skills back then: “I’m sure I wasn’t really a very good actress. Seriously, we are talking about something that happened 15 years ago. It is a very long time ago. I’ve learned so much, and I’ve changed as a person so much since then. It is really quite weird. Can you imagine anything stranger? It’s going to be like famous all over again, Titanic all over again!”
On her Golden Hat Foundation, which raises money/awareness about autism. “[The biggest misunderstanding is] that they are not capable of understanding anything, that they are completely locked in their own worlds and aren’t paying attention to anything around them or that they are disinterested. Even those closest to them sometimes believe that. And so often that proves not to be the case.”
On teaching her kids about giving back: “They get a little allowance every week, and they are given an opportunity to match what we put in the family charity box each week. They always put in part of their allowance, so I think their awareness of giving is present.”