By HOLLY THOMAS
Accepts herself: Kate Winslet, pictured out and about in Boston, recently opened up to Vanity Fair Italy about how she has learned to accept attitudes towards her body
She's an Oscar-winning screen goddess and star of one of the biggest-grossing films of all time. But even Kate Winslet has had to deal with insecurities during her two decades in the public eye.
The 36-year-old recently opened up about how she has come to accept public attitudes towards her body, saying: 'I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks'.
True to her word, Kate was spotted out wearing some very brief shorts in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday, accompanied by her boyfriend Ned Rocknroll and son Joe by former husband Sam Mendes. Joe, 8, appeared relaxed, and meandered along next to his mother as she had a discussion with Ned.
The 33-year-old, who is Sir Richard Branson's nephew, was likewise low-key in pale beige trousers and an orange jacket.
Kate herself looked fresh and pretty in a white blouse and her black shorts, teamed with sensible converse trainers.
Family day out: Kate Winslet ran errands accompanied by her boyfriend Ned Rocknroll and son Joe Mendes
The star recently opened up to Vanity Fair Italy about how she has come to accept attitudes towards her body shape.
She explained: 'It's one of those things I learned quickly to ignore. Once it was different, it hurt me.'
'When I was twenty I pretended it didn't bother me, but I felt very bad, I did. In front of journalists and the public I acted superior, but I was dying inside.'
'Now everything is different. It takes time, but you can learn it,' she added.
keeping out of it: Joe, 8, was relaxed as Kate and Ned had a discussion
'I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old.'
"It's true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but - you know - I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks. Wow, isn't this a wonderful line?
The Hollywood star recently let her hair down at bohemian music festival, The Valley, an upmarket bash for the Sloane crowd, mostly recent graduates from some of our finest public schools.
Getting on well? The couple met last summer, on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island
But the youth of her fellow revellers did not deter Kate, who got into the spirit of the Out Of The Enchanted Forest theme, prancing around with branches on her head and a flowing wood nymph dress covered in leaves
The festival in aid of Prince Harry’s Big Change Charitable Trust charity is run by Ned’s cousin Sam Branson — Sir Richard’s son — and youngsters including Isabella Calthorpe.
Guests, who included Prince Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy and Isaac Ferry, paid £150 a head to run wild in the woods of the Prince’s friend Arthur Landon’s Hampshire estate in Ashmansworth.
Favourite shirt: Kate was wearing the same top out last week
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