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“He’d be tickling me, groping me, winding me up”: Kate Winslet Felt Leonardo DiCaprio Would Hate Her in Titanic Until She Was Proven Wrong

"He’d be tickling me, groping me, winding me up": Kate Winslet Felt Leonardo DiCaprio Would Hate Her in Titanic Until She Was Proven Wrong

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are probably the most famous couples in Hollywood that were not romantically involved. Having starred in one of the most iconic movies of all time, Winslet and DiCaprio found themselves becoming best friends onboard the sets of Titanic. 

During their first meeting, Kate Winslet was worried that she and Leonardo DiCaprio might not get along. All her worries vanished, however, as they both were equally childish and used to goof around on the sets of the 1997 film.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic

Kate Winslet Was Afraid of Not Getting Along With Leonardi DiCaprio

With a friendship that has lasted over 25 years, Kate Winslet and Leonardi DiCaprio met on the sets of the 1997 film Titanic. Directed by James Cameron, the movie saw Winslet falling in love with DiCaprio’s character of Jack Dawson onboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

James Cameron
James Cameron on the sets of Titanic

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The couple was praised for the chemistry between them. With a visible difference in class (shown in the film), their acting was so perfect that it almost felt like true love. Kate Winslet, on the other hand, was afraid of not getting along with the Inception actor before they met. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Avatar: The Way of Water actress revealed how she and DiCaprio became friends instantly on the sets of Titanic.

“Y’know, working with Leonardo DiCaprio — he’s a bit gorgeous, and I was worried that I was going to be bowled over by him, or that he was going to find me all stuffy and Shakespearean and English, but the second we met, we just completely clicked.”

The actress further talked about how they would goof on sets and do “the most ridiculous things to each other”

“We’d do the most ridiculous things to each other. He’d be tickling me, groping me, winding me up. And I’d be doing the same thing back, sort of grabbing his bum.”

Although both the actors had the time of their lives while shooting the movie, Winslet faced some backlash following the release of the film. As per the actress, the intense spotlight made her feel vulnerable in front of the public eye, and mainstream media “vilified” her!


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Kate Winslet Was Vilified By Mainstream Media

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

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In a recent interview with Vogue, Winslet revealed the dark side of mainstream media when she originally found fame with the release of Titanic. She stated that she had to look after herself which she found out the hard way after getting famous.

“I’m not going to lie, I’ve absolutely learned how to look after myself the hard way. What I really remember vividly is that when I did Titanic and was so thrust into the public eye, I was shocked and horrified by how vilified I was by mainstream media.”

The actress noted that the mainstream media primarily focused on body shaming but she assumed that this vilification has stopped in these recent times. With over 11 Oscars to its name, the Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starrer, Titanic is available to stream on Prime Video.

Source: Rolling Stone

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