Kate Winslet found Titanic fame 'really hard'

Kate Winslet has confessed to struggling with fame after the success of 'Titanic'.



Kate Winslet struggled to deal with fame and scrutiny
Kate Winslet struggled to deal with fame and scrutiny

Kate Winslet struggled to deal with the pressure of her 'Titanic' success.

The 48-year-old actress starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 blockbuster film - but Kate admits that she subsequently struggled to deal with the pressures of fame and success.

Reflecting on her sudden rise to stardom, Kate told 'Extra': "There were moments that it was definitely really hard."

Despite this, Kate is convinced that the landscape has changed in a dramatic way since then.

The acclaimed actress said: "Now, when I look at like young actresses being completely themselves - like so happy with their bodies and just full of literally the joys of life and career - it brings me enormous amounts of pleasure."

Kate previously admitted that her life was "horrible" after the release of 'Titanic'.

The award-winning actress - who played Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's record-breaking movie - was only 22 when 'Titanic' was released, and Kate struggled to cope with the intense scrutiny that she faced.

She told PORTER magazine: "Journalists would always say, 'After 'Titanic', you could have done anything and yet you choose to do these small things' ... and I was like, 'Yeah, you bet your life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible.'"

By contrast, Kate has now learned how to cope with the pressures of fame, revealing that she no longer considers it to be a "burden".

The 'Mare of Easttown' star - who eschewed parts in big-budget movies in favor of period pieces following her 'Titanic' success - shared: "It's not a burden, any of it. ['Titanic'] continues to bring people huge amounts of joy. The only time I am like, 'Oh god, hide', is if we are on a boat somewhere."