Kate Winslet has accepted £25,000 libel damages over a claim that she publicly lied about her exercise regime.
The 34-year-old Oscar-winning actress was not at London’s High Court for the settlement of her action against Associated Newspapers.

Her solicitor, Rachel Atkins, told Mr Justice Eady that she had sued over an article entitled “Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the world’s most irritating actress?”, which appeared in the Daily Mail in January.

Ms Atkins said the story, which was accompanied by several naked photographs of the actress in various films, was offensive in tone.

She said: “The claimant has frequently asserted the right of women to accept the way that they look and by accusing her of trying to mislead the public, the defendant caused her a great deal of distress. It was simply not true.”

She added that the newspaper published an apology in September, accepting that Winslet had not been duplicitous, and had agreed to pay the damages and costs.

A statement issued by the actress said: “I am delighted that the Mail have apologised for making false allegations about me.

Kate Winslet“I was particularly upset to be accused of lying about my exercise regime and felt that I had a responsibility to request an apology in order to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise.

“I strongly believe that women should be encouraged to accept themselves as they are, so to suggest that I was lying was an unacceptable accusation of hypocrisy.”

Kate recently took the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader and also went back to the big screen with Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie Revolutionary Road – which was also directed by husband Sam Mendes

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Kate Winslet has vowed to never to show her breasts again on the big screen.

The Oscar winning actress has stripped off in several films, including Titanic. However, she has conceded that she’s too old to be going topless in front of the cameras.

Winslet told Harpers Bazaar, “I’ll be 34 in October. I can’t keep getting away with it.

“There was so much of it in The Reader because the story required it, but people have seen enoughof my butt and my boobs. I have to put them back.”

Kate – who raises two children with her director husband Sam Mendes – doesn’t believe in the typical idea of romance, explaining she would rather be given something simple and meaningful than a flashy, expensive gift.

kate winsletShe explained: “Romance to me is spontaneity. It’s not diamond earrings – it’s a bunch of daffodils that are freshly picked from the field. Or just a little thing like Sam calling me at three in the afternoon, saying, ‘I’m coming home now.

I’m done for the day.’ It’s romantic because he just thought, ‘I’ll go home. I want to be with Kate and the kids.’ ”

Kate hinted that she is taking a break from movies.
She told Hello, “I think I have to take time of. I’m sick of me and I’m sure everyone else is too.
“I would love to do some theatre. It would be a good challenge.”

Kate recently took the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader and also went back to the big screen with Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie Revolutionary Road – which was also directed by husband Sam Mendes

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