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Source:   —  March 24, 2017, at 4:20 PM

“I decided that I simply wouldn’t hear when they said that my body didn’t fit. This is who I am: the genuine me. Kate from Reading,” she said at London charity event WE Day UK.

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Kate Winslet has a message for the body shamers out there.

“I decided that I simply wouldn’t hear when they said that my body didn’t fit. This is who I am: the genuine me. Kate from Reading,” she said at London charity event WE Day UK.

Winslet talked about getting bullied in her youth.

“They called me ‘Blubber.’ Teased me for wanting to act. Locked me in the cupboard. Laughed at me,” she said.

“I felt that I wasn’t excellent enough. I didn’t see right, and all because I didn’t fit into someone else’s idea of perfect. I didn’t have the perfect body, and I'd seldom hear anything positive,” Winslet continued.

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But she talked about how she changed her mindset, which ultimately set her up to become a star.

“I fought back. I'd neglect the negative comments. I'd to believe in myself. I'd to select to rise over it all, and I'd to work hard. You've to be indestructible to do what you love, and believe that you're worth it. And sometimes that’s the hardest part,” said Winslet.

She said of landing her role as Rose in “Titanic”: “The most unlikely candidate -- Kate from the sandwich shop in Reading -- suddenly acting on one of the biggest movies ever made,” said Winslet.

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