Kate Winslet
Kate WinsletReuters

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has expressed concern for young pop stars like Miley Cyrus, who have "lost their way".

The Titanic star told Psychologies magazine that she is happy that her celebrity status has not affected her personal life, despite shooting to fame at a tender age.

"You hear horror stories where you think, 'God, who's looking after these people and why does it seem like they're losing their way?'' the Daily Mirror quoted her as saying to the magazine.

"I mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus , and I said to my daughter the other day, 'I'm this close to opening my mouth about what's going on with that girl'. Who is actually saying, 'Stop for a second, what do you want, who are you?'," Winslet said, adding, "I've just been very lucky that I've always been quite comfortable with who I am. Sometimes people ask, 'What do you wish for your children?' and all I say is, 'I want them to be happy being them'."

Cyrus had sparked a controversy after she slipped into a nude-shade plastic bikini and performed a duet of Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards in August last year. She also placed a foam finger on her private parts as well as his. The raunchy routine was the most talked about incident from the show, reportedly drawing 3,06,000 tweets per minute.

On a personal front, the 38-year-old British actress, is mother to daughter Mia from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton and son Joe from her second marriage to Sam Mendes, and recently welcomed son Bear with husband Ned Rocknroll.

The Revolutionary Road actress said that she feels the rise of social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook has made fame "a nightmare" for the young generation of actors, actresses and pop stars.

"It's really rough now. I think, for young actors, actresses and pop stars, it's a nightmare. They can't do anything. I'm so not going near that whole world - I don't need it. I do feel incredibly lucky," she said.