Magazine article Screen International

Kate Winslet Admits 'Bitter Regrets' for 'Work with Individuals' at London Critics' Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Kate Winslet Admits 'Bitter Regrets' for 'Work with Individuals' at London Critics' Awards

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Actress said she made ‘poor decisions’ during acceptance speech.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet admitted that she has “bitter regrets” for working “with individuals with whom I wish I had not” during an acceptance speech at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

She was collecting the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence In Film from her three-time co-star Jude Law at the ceremony in the May Fair Hotel last night (28 June).

She told the audience: “There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike. Indeed, many actors have had flourishing careers due in part to the roles played in their films. The message we received for years was that it was the highest compliment to be offered roles by these men.”

“As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, once again joining together to speak out against harassment, exploitation and abuse, I realised that I wouldn’t be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have about poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not. …

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