Kate Winslet has shared her pride over being “f**king brave” to perform a nude scene in her new movie Lee.
While many actors train for months ahead of their film roles, the 47-year-old explained she was unable to do so after suffering three haematomas on her spine that left her barely able to stand.
Discussing her injury, which occured while shooting a sequence for the film in Saint-Malo, the Oscar winner told American Vogue : “I had three massive haematomas on my spine – huge. I could barely stand up.”
She added: “I had to be really f**king brave about letting my body be its softest version of itself and not hiding from that.
“And believe me, people amongst our own team would say, ‘You might just want to sit up a bit.’ And I’d go, ‘Why? [Because of] the bit of flesh you can see? No, that’s the way it’s going to be!’”
Back in June, Winslet said after being thrust into the spotlight following the global success of Titanic she was “shocked” to find that she was vilified.
The British actress, who has previously said she was called “Blubber” and advised to “settle for the fat girl parts”, spent the noughties hiding out of fear from the paparazzi.
Winslet, whose 22-year-old daughter Mia Threapleton is starting out in the industry, has spent recent years being a champion for women.
Speaking about her three-decade career, Winslet told British Vogue earlier this year: “I’m not going to lie, I’ve absolutely learned how to look after myself the hard way.
“What I really remember vividly is that when I did Titanic and was so thrust into the public eye, I was shocked and horrified by how vilified I was by mainstream media.
“I think that doesn’t happen now. Sure, that stuff happens on social media, amongst people and the public sharing opinions – some people just have nasty s**t to say.
“But mainstream media behaving in these really irresponsible damaging ways – I do think that has actually stopped.”
Winslet called on the “people in power” to “criminalise harmful content” as she picked up the leading actress gong at the Bafta TV awards for her role in I Am Ruth, in which she starred opposite her real-life daughter Threapleton.