"I come from a long line of real cart horses. Very stoic, insides-made-of-iron people. So I can take any s*** you can fling at me. I can cope with any workload. I can deal with lack of sleep. I can multitask like you've no idea. But two weeks ago, I actually had a panic attack... My first one. I didn't know what it was! It was a little like when your water [breaks], and you think, Did I just pee a bit, or is this it? I called my sister and said, 'I can't breathe, and I feel like I've got a brick on my chest and I'm seeing funny, and it sounds like everyone's talking to me in Hebrew.' She said, 'Yeah, that's a panic attack.'"
-- Kate Winslet, to Time, on her nerves finally catching up with her
So, I have to admit that I posted this particular quote from Kate's article for a few different reasons. Firstly, I absolutely adore her. I saw Revolutionary Road last weekend and was in awe of her performance -- not exactly the feel-good movie of the year -- but her acting was outstanding. Secondly, I also suffer from panic attacks -- and that's EXACTLY what it feels like. She expressed it in a way I could never really put into words. Thirdly, and finally, for my dear friend Jay, who likes to use my anxiety (or as he calls it "freak attackin") as the source of his amusement, this has given me the opportunity to say SUCK IT, JAY -- even your girl Kate Winslet crumbles sometimes.