The Real Reason Kate Winslet Will Never Get Plastic Surgery

For those under the spotlight, the pressure to maintain a youthful appearance pushes many to seek plastic surgery. Hollywood actresses, in particular, often embrace Botox injections and cosmetic procedures as they age, in an effort to remain relevant in an industry that consistently values youth above all else. However, actress Kate Winslet has vowed repeatedly that she won't succumb to society's ideals because it contradicts everything for which she stands.

"It goes against my morals," she told The Telegraph in 2011, "The way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I will never give in. I am an actress, I don't want to freeze the expression of my face."

When a reporter at the 2015 NYC premiere of A Little Chaos asked how she maintains her youthful appearance, Winslet said, "Watch my forehead," as she pointed to her eyebrows and scrunched her face. "See that movement? I'm very proud of that movement." As Winslet told People that year, "I have the kind of wrinkles that are here to stay now... Not just the ones where you wake up in the morning and you go, 'Oh, that will go away in two hours' time.' No, they're there. That's the way that it is."

"Look, I take care of my skin. I have regular facials," Winslet told InStyle in 2015 (via E! News). "But, let's face it, there are only so many facials one can have." Despite her positive attitude, Winslet faces bouts of doubt.

Kate Winslet's 'fulfilling, rewarding career' helps her maintain perspective

After Oscar winner Kate Winslet gave birth to her third child Bear Blaze, whom she shares with husband Edward Abel Smith, the Divergent star admitted she goes "soft and doughy quite quickly when I'm pregnant." Yet, while she loved "squeezing myself into some slick, sexy clothes" once she went back to work, Winslet felt no pressure to slim down and immediately return to her pre-baby weight.

"I am genuinely baffled by those women who have babies and then want to look like they haven't had them," Winslet told InStyle (via E! News). "I've definitely got myself back into shape now, but my days of nude scenes are well and truly over, thank God!"

"I still dip in and out of feeling confident as much as the next person, but I can genuinely say, now more than ever, that I really do love the fact that I'm curvy," she added. "I've got boobs and a bum and a man who loves me. When you go through the sort of scrutiny that I have, you have to choose a means of dealing with that level of judgment. My way has always been to take a good look at how my career is going. The way I see it, I have an incredibly fulfilling, rewarding career that has nothing to do with the size of my arse."

Winslet's healthy perspective is one people of all shapes and sizes can look to for guidance.

Kate Winslet's L'Oréal contract prohibits the use of photoshop

Much like plastic surgery, actress Kate Winslet abhors photoshop. Apparently her L'Oréal contract prohibits the cosmetics brand from retouching any photos of the Revolutionary Road star. While Winslet once told the Washington Post that "wearing makeup can make a woman feel confident, feminine and celebrated," she hopes others will follow her example.

"I can only ever speak for myself," she told E! News, "and I can only ever do things that are important to me and it's a hope that other people might follow suit but it does feel important to me because I do think we have a responsibility to the younger generation of women."

When Winslet's 2003 GQ cover appeared digitally altered, the actress immediately spoke out against the unexpected edits. "The retouching is excessive. I do not look like that and more importantly I don't desire to look like that," she said (via Hello! Magazine). And, although Vogue blatantly retouched Winslet's 2013 cover, her perspective has only gotten stronger over the years.

"I think they do look to magazines, I think they do look to women who have been successful in their chosen careers and they want people to look up to, and I would always want to be telling the truth about who I am to that generation because they've got to have strong leaders," Winslet continued. "We're all responsible for raising strong young women, so these are things that are important to me."

Kate Winslet's drama teacher told her to 'settle for the fat girl parts'

After nearly three decades, Kate Winslet remains one of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood. But if you'd asked her drama teacher to predict her success, the forecast would've been a lot different. "When I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK, if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts," Winslet said upon receiving her 2016 BAFTA for Steve Jobs (via The Hollywood Reporter). "Look at me now."

"So what I feel like saying in those moments is — to any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, or even a parent, just don't listen to any of it, because that's what I did," she added. "I didn't listen and I kept on going and I overcame my fears and I got over a lot of insecurity."

Now, after a childhood without "positive reinforcement about body image," she's teaching her daughter Mia the exact opposite. "I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky we have a shape. We're so lucky we're curvy. We're so lucky that we've got good bums,'" Winslet explained on a 2015 episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls (via Cosmopolitan). "And she'll say, 'Mummy, I know, thank God.'" Winslet is a strong Hollywood advocate for body confidence and we hope the industry follows this leading lady's lead!