Kate Winslet refused to use a body double double or lose weight for her nude scenes in her upcoming flick The Reader. 'I'm doing all right. I've had two kids. I'm 33. I don't look in the mirror and go, 'Oh, I look fantastic' Of course I don't. Nobody is perfect," Winslet tells the UK Daily Mail. "I just don't believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!" I'm proud of that.'" Describing her flaws, she jokes, "What's not perfect about me? Here we go: crumble baby belly…boobs are worse for wear after two kids…"
The five-time Oscar-nominated actress, who is mom to Joe, 5, and Mia, 8, tries to keep a healthy diet, but doesn't restrict what she eats. "I'm not a supermodel and I do whatever I can just to stay healthy," she says. "I don't go to the gym. I mean, I go through phases where I think: 'Oh, I really should go and do a class.' I don't have a trainer or a cook." Her one diet secret: a pilates DVD, which she works out at home "on the living room carpet," she says. "Here's what's so great about it: no one's looking at you, no one's telling you what to do or work harder or anything like that," she explains. "I know it seems slightly tragic, but it's my way of exercising in a time-efficient way. "I have a mat and little hand weights and I do a stomach thing and a bum thing. It's very simple – you barely break into a sweat," she adds. "My body's different. It has settled into what it is now. None of this different diets lark. I can't remember the last time I tried some new fad." She continues: "Honestly I eat anything, although the only thing I don't is pasta, because it gives me a stomach ache."
Meanwhile, Winslet, who is married to director Sam Mendes also opened up about giving her children a normal upbringing. "I cook at home. I have a cleaner and a baby-sitter, but my mantra is 'Keep it simple,'" she says. "I don't want staff running around. I want them to put their own dirty clothes in the laundry bin and bring their plates from the table to the sink."
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