English rose Kate Winslet has finally grown to like Hollywood after years of hating the California movie town.

The stunning actress, married to director Sam Mendes, has finally got used to Tinseltown because she understands how it works, but would never live there.

Winslet says, "(I used to hate it) for all the reasons British people do.

"It's a town that's all about movies. You shouldn't feel suffocated by that, but realise that everyone there has a genuine passion for films.

"You meet really famous celebrities, world-famous actors and they still work incredibly hard and really care about what they do."

11/04/2005 02:58