Kate Winslet is Harper's Bazaar's latest cover star, and though she has an Oscar, a beauty contract with Lancôme and just got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she happily talks about how normal her real life is. ("Thank God," she says.) One of the great perks of choosing not to live in Hollywood, California, don't you think?

Kate and her family -- new husband Ned Rocknroll, 5-month-old son Bear, Mia, 13, and Joe, 10 -- now live in Chichester, south of London. It's a bit of a homecoming for Kate because she grew up in Reading which is just nearby. From a sleepy town where she meets friends for coffee to hitting the red carpet for blockbusters like Divergent: "It's a very strange place to be," she muses of her double life, "because the truth is, I'm not famous until I am in those moments. Those are the times when I am suddenly famous. My real life is a very real life. And I know I say this all the time, but it's really true."

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The stunning actress is 40 next year, and she says "I'm quite excited about it, actually. I really enjoy getting older. You just don't worry as much." She's ready to tackle life and work head-on, and for her career, it's game on. "It's time to get back," she says. "Back to the 'I don't f**k around,' back to the KW basics of take some serious risks, put yourself out there. And just really push it."

We can't get enough of Winslet -- both her down-to-earth nature and her insane talents on screen -- so we're excited to see what's to come.

Check out a few photos from her smoldering photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar in the gallery above, and click here to see more!

The June issue of Harper's Bazaar hits newsstands on May 27th.

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Photo: ​Daniel Jackson for Harper's Bazaar