Kate Winslet is angry over claims that photos of the actress on the cover of Vanity Fair have been significantly digitally altered.
“Kate is furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed,” a rep for the star of the upcoming “Revolutionary Road” told People.
On the cover of the magazine, Kate appears nude, with her legs crossed and nothing but a trench coat on her shoulders. Inside the pages, she is pictured in hosiery and stilettos only.
Britain’s Telegraph newspaper and the Daily Mail both questioned whether the star had been photoshopped, with the latter paper calling in an expert in digital photo imaging to examine the shots.
According to the expert, wrinkles have been removed from her face, hands and feet.
In the magazine, Kate said her skin is far from perfect, but she has been able to hide her flaws through the use of makeup.
“Mothers [at my children’s’ school] are going to read this article and they’re all absolutely great, but I know when I walk into that classroom in the morning, even if it’s for a split second, at some point I’m being checked out. And some of them will even say to me, ‘OK, what’s the secret with the skin?’ At which point I’m like, ‘Oh my God, there’s no secret. I have makeup on,’” Kate told the magazine. “And by the way, since I turned 30, I’ve had an acne problem on my chin. I’m just like everybody else—I just know how to cover it. If you’d like me to show you how, I’d be more than happy.”
And it appears a rep for the magazine confirmed Kate had some flaws erased.
“Kate really did look fabulous and hardly needed any retouching at all,” a Vanity Fair rep reportedly told the Mail. “Just a little smoothing of the skin tone and covering of blemishes.”
The Daily Mirror’s expert, however, also claims Kate’s “back and lower body have been pinched to make her look thinner and give her some curves.”
But it is the suggestion that her body has been changed that her rep strongly denied.
“She is in terrific shape and what you see is how she looks or she would never have agreed to pose for those shots,” Kate’s rep told People.
In 2003, Kate herself sparked a photo-editing controversy, when she apologized to her fans after her physique appeared noticeably thinner on the cover of GQ magazine.
“I don’t want people to think I was a hypocrite and had suddenly gone and lost 30 pounds, which is something I would never do. And more importantly I don’t want to look like that,” she said at the time.
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