Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprioKate Winslet has revealed that Leonardio DiCaprio gave her some important advice on the set of Titanic which helped her become the star she is today: forget about feeling like the fat girl.

She explained recently that when the pair worked together in 1997 on the disaster blockbuster: “I’m still coming to terms with [fame] to be honest.

“I knew from when I was very, very young I wanted to be an actress [but] as a child, I was overweight and I was very chubby and I was always the wrong kid at the audition because my hair was wrong and the shoes didn’t fit.

“I remember [Leo] saying to me one day, ‘You’ve really got to let the whole fat girl thing go’. And that’s the truth, he was right.”

She added: “I did lose weight very sensibility when I was younger but those says are very much behind me.”

The actress, who has reunited with close friend Leonardo for new film Revolutionary Road, recently revealed she stays in shape these days by just doing 20 minutes of Pilates a day.