Kate Winslet is happy to be descended from poor immigrants



- she has delved into her past for the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are,

- lives in Sussex but grow up in Reading,

- when she looks at gossip magazines she often wonders "who the f*ck are those people",

- her parents were both impoverished actors,

- her great-great-grandfather came to the UK from Sweden in 1884,

- Kate thinks it “basically means I’m an immigrant”,

- her great-great-great-great-grandfather, Anders Jonsson, was jailed for stealing potatoes and honey to feed his family,

- said her parents “would have been upset and disgusted if I had come from wealth or royalty”,

- she’s a cousin of Danny Dyer.

source: twitter

ontd, are you posh?