As a celebrity your actions are always under scrutiny and people will always judge you, but Kate Winslet wants you to know that you’re opinions about her new baby are not going to change anything. In an interview with the UK’s Glamour magazine the 38 year old actress said that people are just going to have to deal with her new baby’s name.
“People might judge all they like, but I’m a [expletive] grown-up,” Winslet said. Clearly she is attuned to the realities of being a high profile celebrity but not in any way acknowledging her need to defend her actions.
Winslet also noted that she is more than happy with the name she has chosen and the decisions she has made concerning naming her baby. The baby boy has been named Bear and holds the surname of the child’s mother, Winslet, and not the surname of the child’s father Ned Rocknroll.
Apparently having the last name Rocknroll is only second page news compared to naming your child Bear or giving the boy his mother’s last name. Winslet’s husband was originally named Abel Smith but legally changed his name. He is also the nephew of Richard Branson.
The star of the incredibly successful film Titanic has two other children, a boy and a girl. The 10 year old Joe and the 13 year old Mia also bear Winslet’s last name.
“It was always going to have my name, Mia ad Joe have it as part of their name, so it would be weird if this baby didn’t,” Winslet said in the interview. She also said, with apparently a healthy dose of humor, “Of course we’re not going to call it RocknRoll.”
Of course they were never going to name it RocknRoll that would just be a ridiculous name for a baby boy.
Winslet has recently finished her most recent film Labor Day and says that now that the movie is completed she is going to spend some time solely focusing on her family. The actress has said in the past that the reason she does not do live theater is because it would take away too much time from her family life.
“No one has the right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make,” Winslet said. “It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all. It baffles me, truly, that you can publicly treat a person like that. It’s not very nice.”
Winslet’s comments seem fair enough concerning our judgmental culture, but it is worth wondering where she got the idea it would not play out this way. How can she be baffled that people responded adversely and overreacted to something a celebrity did, let alone a celebrity that appeared in one of the most beloved films of all time, Titanic?
Winslet has also received some public scrutiny for having three children by three different men. She jokingly apologized for falling in love and getting pregnant with men she really loved.
Whether Winslet is irresponsible or not is a question the tabloids will debate. One thing does seem certain, Winslet is not particularly concerned with how the public will view her, telling people to just deal with her new baby’s name.
By Nick Manai