Kate Winslet is concerned young stars like Miley Cyrus have ‘lost their way’. She told The Mirror: ‘You hear horror stories where you think, ‘God, who’s looking after these people and why does it seem like they’re losing their way?’
I mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus, and I said to my daughter the other day, ‘I’m this close to opening my mouth about what’s going on with that girl’. Who is actually saying, ‘Stop for a second, what do you want, who are you?’
I’ve just been very lucky that I’ve always been quite comfortable with who I am. Sometimes people ask, ‘What do you wish for your children?’ and all I say is, ‘I want them to be happy being them’. It’s really rough now. I think, for young actors, actresses and pop stars, it’s a nightmare. They can’t do anything.
I’m so not going near that whole world, I don’t need it. I do feel incredibly lucky. Being a mom of three she is frightened by the impact of the internet on her kids, Mia, 13, Joe, 10, and newborn baby Bear:
‘We live in a world where we have to be aware of all this stuff, unfortunately. & it’s feeding this young generation in a way that’s beyond terrifying, so normal friendships aren’t even normal friendships any more because, half the time, they seem to be forging relationships with people they’ve never met.’