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Kate Winslet Says She Gets Mistaken for Cate Blanchett 'a Lot': It 'Is a Huge Compliment'

"They say, 'Loved you in 'Elizabeth,'' and I say, 'Thank you. That's so kind,'" said Kate Winslet

<p>John Nacion/Variety via Getty; Brendon Thorne/Getty</p> Kate Winslet; Cate Blanchett

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Kate Winslet; Cate Blanchett

Kate Winslet has no issue being mixed up with fellow Oscar winner Cate Blanchett.

While at the premiere of her HBO show The Regime at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City Monday, Winslet, 48, told Access Hollywood that she often gets mistaken for Blanchett, 54.

"That happens a lot, yeah," admitted Winslet.

Asked if she ever goes along with the mixup, the Titanic actress said, "No, we do, yeah. I say, 'Oh, thank you so much.' And they say, 'Loved you in Elizabeth,' and I say, 'Thank you. That's so kind.' And she gets the same thing, where people will say to her, 'Loved you in Sense and Sensibility,' or 'Loved you in Titanic.' So, yeah, it happens."

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Winslet added, "To be mistaken for Cate Blanchett is a huge compliment. So, no, I'll take it. I'll take it."

Related: Kate Winslet Recalls Working with 'Magnetic' Leonardo DiCaprio on Titanic: 'He Had This Effervescent Energy'

<p>Lester Cohen/WireImage</p> Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett in 2007

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Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett in 2007

Both Winslet and Blanchett were on The Graham Norton Show last week, and they shared how they're frequently mistaken for each other. Said Blanchett, "I get it all they time. People will say, 'Is it you? Is it you?' and I say, 'Yes, I think so.' And then they say, 'I loved you in Titanic.'"

Winslet recently opened up to PORTER about struggling with fame early in her career, dealing with an especially difficult scrutiny after the release of her 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

"I felt like I had to look a certain way, or be a certain thing, and because media intrusion was so significant at that time, my life was quite unpleasant," she recalled.

Related: Celebrity Doppelgangers: See Which Stars Have Equally Famous Lookalikes

John Phillips/Getty Kate Winslet
John Phillips/Getty Kate Winslet

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She added, "Journalists would always say, ‘After Titanic, you could have done anything and yet you chose to do these small things’ … and I was like, ‘Yeah, you bet your life I did! Because, guess what? Being famous was horrible.' "

The Regime premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and streaming on Max.

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