Kate Winslet has proven that success is the best revenge! She says she got back at her childhood bullies by becoming a massive film star.
The star opened up about how happy she is in her personal life and in her career, explaining that her contentment is all the more better knowing that she has been highly successful despite having trouble with childhood bullies as a teenager.
Speaking to host Billy Bush on the Today Show, the mother-of-three claimed that she was given a hard time at school for being "chubby" and was teased for trying to begin her acting career.
"I was kind of bullied when I was younger – for being chubby, and I had girls who were envious of me because I was acting a little bit as a teenager," she said. "So this is my revenge. This right here. This lovely career that I have been blessed with. I have healthy children, I have a really happy life, so it's like, 'look at me now girls!'"
The 40-year-old, who is currently starring alongside Liam Hemsworth in The Dressmaker, joked that her 15-year-old daughter Mia had a crush on her co-star, saying: "I know he's not 30, which probably explains why my teenage daughter was so envious of me…It's ok, she loves me. She forgives me and she has said, 'Mum, if you don't let me come on to that set, I'm never going to speak to you again.'"
The Oscar-winning actress also chatted about her experiences in Hollywood, and how she would like to mentor young actors trying to break into the industry. She said: "I do feel like now more than ever, that the experiences that I've had, it's time for me to pass that on a bit. To be that person that Emma Thompson was for me, for example."