Winslet: On Corsets and Pregnancy

08/20/2001 at 01:00 PM EDT

Kate Winslet spent numerous scenes submerged in chilly waters while filming the movie "Titanic." In her latest role, she found herself squeezing into figure-hugging corsets to keep from looking overweight and pregnant, reports Reuters. "I just got so fat, so we used to strap everything in to make it not show. I was about six months pregnant by the end," she told reporters at the "Enigma" premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on Saturday. In the film, Winslet, 25, plays Hester, a dowdy code-breaker in the World War II spy thriller. "Enigma" was adapted from British author Robert Harris's best-selling novel of the same name and tells the tale of Bletchley Park, Britain's top-secret code-breaking unit set up to smash the famous Enigma cypher used by the German U-boats. Winslet's co-stars include up-and-coming Scottish actor Dougray Scott, who plays genius mathematician and ace codebreaker Tom, and Saffron Burrows, who plays Claire, his bewitching ex-lover and colleague whose sudden disappearance sparks the hunt for the mole who could expose the best-kept Allied secret of the war to the Germans. Hundreds of fans turned out in the pouring rain to catch a glimpse of the stars, but those who had hoped to see producer Mick Jagger were disappointed, since the rocker was a no-show.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters