“I didn’t feel it was my right to be miserable”: Kate Winslet Kept Her Feelings Secret While Leonardo DiCaprio Was Complaining to Her in Titanic

Kate Winslet Kept Her Feelings Secret While Leonardo DiCaprio Was Complaining to Her in Titanic
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Hollywood stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio shared the screen for the first time in James Cameron’s 1997 film, Titanic. The movie was a blockbuster hit and established its leading stars among some of the best on-screen couples in Hollywood. Both Winslet and DiCaprio have been good friends and reunited for the 2008 romantic drama Revolutionary Road.

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic
Titanic (1997)

While they have been highly praised for their work, several reports have also highlighted DiCaprio’s diva attitude on the set of the 1997 film. When his co-star was asked the same, she stated that it wasn’t pleasant for her as well, but she kept her feelings and thoughts to herself, unlike her co-star, who would constantly complain about feeling miserable.

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Kate Winslet Chose to Keep Her Emotions to Herself

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the most iconic on-screen duo after portraying Rose and Jack Dawson in the 1997 film Titanic. However, the pair was almost scrapped after the Oscar-winning actor’s on-set behavior, who was reportedly sick of the “brown land” and called it “bullsh*t,” as per Vanity Fair.

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

There are also reports suggesting that the Inception star wanted to make certain changes in the script. When his co-star got around to discussing how DiCaprio felt miserable while filming the movie, she shared that he was not the only one.

“I turned 21 on that shoot, and Leo turned 22,” she said before further stating, “I remember! I remember that he was (miserable)!” The Avatar star shared that it was almost the same for everyone, as they were “all in it together,” and it was not pleasant for any of them.

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic
A still from Titanic

However, she chose not to complain about it and kept it to herself. “I guess I was raised to be grateful and just get on with it. I didn’t feel it was my right to be miserable,” she told The Guardian while mentioning that she wouldn’t have “let that slip” if she felt that way.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Lost The Lead Role in Titanic

Kate Winslet has been quite open about how she wanted to portray Rose’s characters in the movie, and she did everything in her power to get the offer. However, it was not the same for Leonardo DiCaprio, as he refused to do the screen test.

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Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron on the set of Titanic
Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, and James Cameron on the set of Titanic

James Cameron shared during an interview with GQ that the actor refused to do the screen test with Winslet until he learned that he would not get the part if he did not do the screen test. “If I don’t read, I don’t get the part. Just like that?” Cameron recalled DiCaprio’s words.

And once the camera started rolling, the filmmaker knew he had found the perfect actor to play Jack Dawson for his movie. “I’m like, All right. He’s the guy,’” he said. The role brought its cast to international attention who have risen to become some of the biggest stars in the industry.

Titanic is available on Paramount+.

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Source: The Guardian

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.