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Winslet honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame

British actress Kate Winslet gets her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame hours after the Los Angeles earthquake
 

Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. Image: AFP/Robyn Beck

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet was honored with a star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, March 17, 2014 - hours after an earthquake jolted Tinseltown awake.

The "Titanic" star joked that the pre-dawn 4.4 magnitude quake, which was felt strongly across the Los Angeles area, occurred just as she was getting ready with a breast pump for her three-month old son.

"I had no idea that this was going to be such a well attended event," she said, referring to the quake as she accepted the honor on Hollywood Boulevard, noting that the shaker "frightened me quite a lot actually."

The 38-year-old Brit said she headed for a nearby doorway, said to be a safe place in the event of a quake, "with my breast pump in my hand".

Winslet had a baby boy in December with new husband Ned RocknRoll. She already has a daughter, Mia Honey, with first husband Jim Threapleton and a son, Joe Alfie, with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes.

Winslet has been nominated six times for Oscars, including for her role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 1998's "Titanic," finally winning in 2009 for playing a Nazi concentration camp guard in "The Reader."

At Monday's Hollywood ceremony, local councillor Mitch O'Farrell also quipped about the quake, saying: "The ground in Los Angeles literally shook in anticipation of Kate Winslet's star today.

The British actress's "Titanic" cast-mate Kathy Bates meanwhile made a more earthy joke, about the famous stars which honor generations of celebrities along a stretch of tourist-thronged Hollywood sidewalk.

"You deserve to have stars strewn at your feet," she said.

"Even though stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometimes get a little dirty with a little poo or whatever, what will last is your wonderful beautiful films, characters that you've played that have stolen our hearts.

"Nobody can ever poo on those. - AFP RELAXNEWS