The Oscar winner dishes on becoming a role model.

By Mehera Bonner,
Updated July 30, 2015
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Kate Winslet made an appearance on the July 27 episode of NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls, where she talked about how she didn't have a body-positive female role model growing up.

"When I grew up, I never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life," Winslet told Grylls . "I only ever heard negatives. That's very damaging, because then you're programmed as a young woman to immediately scrutinize yourself and how you look."

The 39-year-old Oscar winner hopes to be a positive role model for her own teenage daughter, Mia.

"I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky that we got a shape. We're so lucky we're curvy. We're so lucky we've got good bums,'" Winslet said. "And she'll say, 'Mommy, I know, thank God.'"

In other words, Kate Winslet is the best mom ever—not to mention a positive body role model to millions of young women. "Happiness it isn't a search for facial or physical perfection," she said. "It comes from inside."