February 13, 2007 03:01:33 GMT
Kate Winslet plans to sue the weekly magazine Grazia over claims she visited a diet doctor in California.
Kate Winslet is planning to take legal action against British weekly magazine Grazia over an article claimed she visited a diet doctor in California.
The magazine once printed a story alleging the Oscar-nominated actress had been visited the Chinese Healing Institute in Santa Monica to help with neck pain, and also to lose weight. However, Kate strongly denied the report, telling BBC Radio 1, "I'm very upset, it's categorically untrue. It's a complete lie."
"I don't want people thinking that I would ever go to a diet doctor. I never have done, and I never will. I know I am a role model to young women, it's a role I take very seriously. I would never want anyone to think I was a hypocrite in doing something like going to a diet doctor," Kate added.
While a Grazia spokeswoman said the matter was being dealt with by its lawyers, Kate's agent, Sarah Keene, insisted the actress met the doctor "several years ago" for a "completely separate issue" and that she "feels very strongly that curves are fine. She's fine and she's happy with the way she looks."