London: Oscar winning star Kate Winslet took her time before picking any movie as she was not ready to be creative again.

The 35-year-old actress, who won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in 'The Reader', took her time before venturing into forthcoming project 'Mildred Pierce' because she didn't feel productive, a magazine reported.

“I just waited until the dust had settled and I was ready to engage with my creative side again. In the last few years I've allowed myself to acknowledge the fact that I do really need my job. I need that outlet,” said Winslet.