Kate Winslet on Turning 40: 'I've Earned It!'
The Oscar winner is looking forward to the landmark birthday this fall
Not everyone looks forward to turning 40 with the enthusiasm of Kate Winslet.
The Insurgent star doesn’t celebrate the landmark day until Oct. 5, but, she says, “I’m definitely going to get to my 40th birthday and feel I’ve earned it.”
Clearly the idea of aging doesn’t bother the happily married mother of three. She laughs off the notion that she still looks as young as ever: “Oh my god – I really truly don’t! I have the kind of wrinkles that are here to stay now.
“You know, not just the ones where you wake up in the morning and you go, ‘Oh, that will go away in 2 hours’ time.’ No, they’re there,” she says. “That’s the way that it is.”
Winslet has a busy year planned, with several films opening in 2015, beginning with her movie Insurgent on March 20.
“To be perfectly honest with you, I’m looking forward to a break,” she says, citing family time with husband Ned Rocknroll and children Mia, 14, Joe, 11, and Bear, 1. “I have been working quite a lot, and while that’s been fantastic, it will be lovely to have a little bit of down time. I’m very much feeling in need of that now.”
She adds, “But there’s a lot to look forward to. I m very lucky.”
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