Winslet grateful for not leading wealthy childhood

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 10:25 AM IST

London: Actress Kate Winslet feels "grateful" that she did not have a wealthy childhood because it made her appreciate everything a lot more.

The 36-year-old, who has children Mia, 10, and Joe, seven, led a "country bumpkin" life growing up as her father was unable to work following a boating accident.

"All I can recall is a happy atmosphere despite the fact money was so tight. We never led a wealthy lifestyle and I am grateful for that. We enjoyed living a kind of country bumpkin way of life," contactmusic.com quoted Winslet as saying.

"We loved camping and never had a package holiday or went to a hotel. You just appreciate everything so much more. I am not cynical about anything," she added.

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