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'We are finger-pointing a lot less at women'

We are finger-pointing a lot less at women

Kate Winslet, who won the award for 'Lead Actress in a Limited Series' at the 73rd Emmy Award for her role in 'Mare of Easttown', believes actresses are now under less scrutiny for their bodies.

She feels that the praise for her role as a junk food-loving detective in the HBO series means a 'huge amount' because she was body-shamed so much in her career earlier.

Winslet hopes the example Hollywood is starting to set will have a wider impact on society.

Speaking to reporters in the virtual press room backstage at the ceremony, she said: "It means a huge amount because it makes me feel that our industry is changing. I'm honestly starting to feel that the shifts are happening."

"I think we are finger-pointing a lot less at women in terms of how they look with their shape. We stopped scrutinising them. In turn, what happens then, is that younger generations of women, who are not in our industry, start to feel okay within themselves too," she added.

Winslet further said, "And that is more important than anything else. Because it is

up to us to be being real and representing ourselves with integrity and authenticity and celebrating each other and not judging one another. If we are not doing that in our industry, then nobody else has a hope in hell."

"So, I feel like with playing Mare, maybe we are shifting the dynamics of how leading ladies are seen on screen and that just warms my heart," admitted Kate.

The actor also confirmed 'there have been conversations' about a second season of the miniseries but there is nothing definite in place yet, reported ''.

"Conversations are happening, but I think until scripts are in place that we can respond to and know what a full story of a season two might be and where Mare goes," she added.

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