A 14 year old girl was given the following advice by a drama teacher:
"You might do OK if you are happy to settle for the fat girl parts."
That actress was Kate Winslet.
I don't know about you, but I feel like she has done OK. In fact, I think it is safe to say, she has absolutely nailed it. She is living proof that if there is something you want to do and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way.
Kate (we're on a first name basis now) talks about something vital that was the difference between settling and success...
"I didn't listen. I kept on going and I overcame all of my fears and a lot of insecurities. Just keep doing it, keep believing in yourself. That was what I felt I really had to dig deep and do." - Kate Winslet
She said this after accepting her BAFTA Award. In your face drama teacher.