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02/15/2016 12:47 pm ET

Kate Winslet Says Drama Teacher Told Actress To 'Settle For The Fat Girl Parts'

"Look at me now!"

Give Kate Winslet a round of applause. 

Winslet took home the award for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTA awards on Sunday, delivering one of the best speeches of the night after stepping off the podium.

"When I was younger, when I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK if I was happy to 'settle for the fat girl parts,'" Winslet told the press. "Look at me now!"

As the reporters laughed, the "Steve Jobs" star continued, "And so what I feel like saying in those moments is that any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, or a friend, or even a parent, just don't listen to any of it, because that's what I did -- I didn't listen and I kept on going and I overcame all of my fears and I got over a lot of insecurity. Just keep doing it and keep believing in yourself." 

Kate Winslet poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in
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Kate Winslet poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England

Winslet opened up to Bear Grylls in 2015, telling the TV host that she and her daughter repeat healthy mantras in front of the mirror, praising their curves and shape

The actress has also gotten real about her struggle with body image issues when she was younger.

"We all focus on our bodies in our late teens and our early 20s, in a way that is just not cool or healthy," Winslet told the Wall Street Journal. "In your 30s, you become aware of staying fit. Now I view my physical self as an instrument that I have to keep going because I’m a mother, and I have to be as healthy as I can for those three people who need me -- more than I need for myself to be in a f**ing nude scene."  

 Hell yeah, Kate! 

 

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