Kate Winslet: Please Don’t Call Me a Movie Star

updated 01/15/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 01/15/2009 AT 10:25 AM ET

Kate Winslet is keeping it real. Very real.

In fact, when she watches her Golden Globe-winning role in Revolutionary Road, she says, “I’m so thrilled by our foreheads.” (She’s speaking, of course, of hers and costar Leonardo DiCaprio’s non-Botoxed brows.) “They’re supposed to move. I’m very proud of that.”

She’s also proud of her normal, off-screen lifestyle, with husband Sam Mendes and their son, Joe, 5, and Winslet’s daughter, Mia, 8, from a previous marriage, which she talks openly about in the February issue of InStyle (on sale Friday).

“Please don’t call me [a movie star]. I don t feel like a movie star in my life at all, and I don t particularly think I behave like one,” says the actress, 33.

She adds: “I don’t have my own plane. I don’t have a chef or a trainer. To me, you re a movie star only during the time when you re at the Academy Awards or at an important glamorous event. It s very much a hat that you wear, and as soon as the event s over, the hat comes off. I’m back to being me and being Mummy, and that s my priority.”

Still, the glamour of such events is not lost on Winslet: “I’m always very aware of that feeling of, ‘How lucky am I?’ ” Her other lucky turn? Her connection with one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, DiCaprio. “He has always been my closest actor friend,” she says. “I absolutely love the guy.”

• 2001: Kate vows to remain curvy
• 1996: Kate named one of PEOPLE’s ‘Most Beautiful’!


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