KATE WINSLET: GETTING NAKED FOR MARIO TESTINO
KATE WINSLET has bared it all for the cameras before – even coached others through the process. But the star explained recently just how photographer MARIO TESTINO got her to strip everything off.
“You know that his biggest strength – without fail – is making women look beautiful,” she said at the El Museo del Barrio gala last week in New York City, as she presented the celebrity favourite with an award honouring his career.
“When Mario turns to you and says, ‘It’s beautiful. But I think it would work better naked, no?’, how can one refuse?”
KATE, who has talked openly about issues with her body, explained, “No matter what insecurities about oneself a subject may have, Mario makes them go away like a magician.”
“One moment you are in the hair and makeup chair fully clothed and wishing you had smoother skin, longer legs and smaller feet and then Mario comes in and in that charming way he takes you by the hand and says, ‘Don’t worry. It’s going to be amazing.’”
MARIO TESTINO, who also shot the famed engagement portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said that convincing KATE was just as easy as she claims.
“I said to her, ‘I want you to pose nude for this exhibition,”’ he spoke of the TODO O NADA exhibit that will open in Rome in July.
“And she was like, ‘Oh, OK, Mario.’ She said yes right away.”
That didn’t come as a surprise to him.
“Most of them I think trust me. I would never let them down.”