Kate Winslet - Kate Winslet Had To Have A Good Cry After Split
Kate Winslet had to remember to have a good cry in the wake of her separation from her husband Sam Mendes and has confessed she got ''too good'' at ''soldiering on''.
Kate Winslet needed to be told to have a good cry following her split from husband Sam Mendes.
The Oscar winner separated from the movie director in March 2010 and she admits she wrongly bottled up her feelings in a bid to protect her children - Mia, 11, her daughter with first husband Jim Threapleton, and seven-year-old Joe, her son with Sam.
In an interview with the November issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, she said: "As a woman, especially when you have children, one gets so good at soldiering on - almost too good. Because you know what it's like - as soon as you open that can of worms, it's so f***ing big, you wish you'd never taken the goddamn lid off.
"I've had to remind myself to have those moments of being able to have a f***ing good cry, but it did take someone putting their hand on me - a gay male friend, actually, who put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'It's OK, you can cry about this, and maybe you should.' "
Despite the pain she has suffered in the wake of the split, Kate accepts it has been just as difficult for Sam - who she was in a relationship with for almost seven years - and she insists both have acted like "grown-ups" following the end of their marriage.
She added: "One thing I will say about me and Sam is that it's fine, it's really fine. We're grown-ups at the end of the day, and however hard it's been for me, it's been equally hard for him."
The 35-year-actress has regrets about the end of both of her marriages but she is determined that her mistakes won't affect her children.
Kate - who is now believed to be dating Sir Richard Branson's nephew Ned Rocknroll - said: "There's no way that I'm going to allow my children to be f***ed up because my marriages haven't worked out. I so wish that that wasn't the case, that that hadn't happened in my life, but it has. So I will make the best of it."