Actress Kate Winslet “inspired” Xavier Dolan to become an actor.
“I’ve been a fan from the first hour. Kate Winslet has inspired me to become an actor, a director, a costume designer … she’s helped me to grow as an artist and as a human being in a way that she will never know. When I saw her in ‘Titanic’, I was eight years old.
“I saw the film and I was like, ‘Oooh, look at that.’ Big ideas, ambition, greater than life. It showed me that there were no limits to the things you could dream. I couldn’t believe the production design,” Dolan told website Vulture about who has been the biggest influence in is life.
And the “Elephant Song” star has credited Winslet as the “spokesperson of my teenage-hood” years, which has helped him to “define” who he is.
“But from the age of eight to 16, Kate Winslet was the spokesperson of my teenage-hood without ever knowing it. She’s been the face of my wildest artistic dreams. The way she walked, the way she talked … she’s defined the person that I am in so many aspects. And I know that it’s extremely weird to be talking about this. Some artists do that to you. For me, it was her,” he said.