Kate Winslet has said that she regrets working with film directors Woody Allen and Roman Polanski.

The Oscar-winning actress worked with Allen on 2017's Wonder Wheel and Polanski on 2011's Carnage.

Speaking to Vanity Fair at the Toronto International Film Festival, Winslet broke her silence on the misconduct and sexual assault allegations surrounding the two directors.

Winslet said: ''It's unbelievable to me now how those men were held in such high regard, so widely in the film industry and for as long as they were."

"It's f****** disgraceful. And I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can't turn back the clock.

''I'm grappling with those regrets but what do we have if we aren't able to just be f****** truthful about all of it?"

Polanski was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, while Allen was accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter. Allen denies the allegation. 

Winslet, who has three children, said that she wanted to speak out to set a good example to younger women. ''Life is f****** short and I'd like to do my best when it comes to setting a decent example to younger women."

Winslet can next be seen in Ammonite with Saoirse Ronan which is due to be released in November 2020.

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Speaking about the movie Winslet said: "Ammonite has made me really aware of being even more committed to honouring what women want to be saying for themselves in films and how we really want to be portrayed, regardless of sexual orientation."