Kate Winslet was nicknamed ‘Blubber’ in school

April 30th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI  

New York, Apr 30 (ANI): Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she was nicknamed Blubber at school.

While in an interview with Britain’s Marie Claire magazine, the star of “Revolutionary Road” opened up about her school and being accused of lying about her humble background.

“I was bullied for being chubby. Where are they now?” The New York Daily News quoted her, as telling the magazine, and revealed that her tormentors even locked her in a cupboard.

“I had, ‘No one will ever fancy me!’… well into my teens. Even now I do not consider myself to be some kind of great, sexy beauty. Absolutely not,” she added.

The 33-year-old stunner, who has vowed audiences all around the world with her exceptional acting abilities, complained that she is wrongly perceived as middle class because of her perfect diction.

Winslet insists that she was a daughter of out-of-work actors who struggled to pay the bills.

Describing her “hand to mouth” upbringing in small row home with three siblings and two struggling actor parents in a London commuter town, Kate explained, “People think I’m lying…because I speak nice.” (ANI)

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