Kate Winslet appears on the cover of V Magazine's September 2011 issue, on newsstands September 8. The British actress worked with photographer Mario Testino.
Kate talks about her childhood and nude scenes. JJ has the excerpts .
On her childhood: "I was extremely self sufficient. At the age of 9 I knew I wanted to be an actress. I had that sort of determination that that I can imagine in 9 or 10-year-old girl, for a parent, must have been fairly disconcerting ... I didn't know how on earth I was going to pull any of that off, but I was just sure of it."
On nude scenes: "I hate it! Listen, make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say 'Oh f--' let's do it.' And boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it's not going to go away. It's a profoundly bizarre thing to do ... You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say 'What the f-- are we doing?' 'Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so's left nut sack pressed against my cheek.' It's sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms."