Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has expressed her concern over young stars including former Disney princess Miley Cyrus who seem to have "lost their way".
The ‘Titanic’ actress said she is proud of herself that she had been able to “remain sane”, despite achieving success as a teenager.
“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?’’ Winslet told media.
“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’.”
The Oscar winning actress said she is happy that she acquired fame before the age of social media as ‘The Reader’ actress feels the competition is much harder now.
“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,” she added.
The 38-year-old actress said she fears the impact of the internet on her children Mia, 13, Joe, 10, and newborn baby Bear.
“We live in a world where we have to be aware of all this stuff, unfortunately. And it’s feeding this young generation in a way that’s beyond terrifying, so normal friendships aren’t even normal friendships anymore because, half the time, they seem to be forging relationships with people they’ve never met,” Winslet said.