'Just go for it!'

Social Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 12:03

"When I was younger, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do okay if I settle for the fat girl parts," says Kate Winslet, before holding up her award for Best Supporting Actress at the EE Bafta Film Awards and adding, "look at me now!"

While she received the award in February, the video has been doing the rounds on social media lately, and for good reason.

The talented actress has given us a range of iconic films "Titanic" to "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to "The Reader". And so her video only raises one question: imagine how different things would have been if she'd succumbed to such discouraging thoughts and words early in life?

Watch as Winslet turns that simple realisation into important advice that every young person needs to hear carefully and take to heart.

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