Kate Winslet Kisses And Tells On ‘Titanic’ Costar Leonardo DiCaprio

Actress Kate Winslet attends "The Dressmaker" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
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Kate Winslet decided to kiss and tell when it comes to her “Titanic” costar Leonardo DiCaprio, admitting that as romantic as their onscreen kiss looked, it was “not all it’s cracked up to be.”

During an interview with Vanity Fair, the 48-year-old actress reflected on her time working on James Cameron’s monster 1997 hit and all that went into the actors’ famous scene “flying” on the bow of the ship.

“My God, he’s quite the romancer, isn’t he? No wonder every young girl in the world wanted to be kissed by Leonardo DiCaprio,” Winslet said. “It was not all it’s cracked up to be.”

Winslet said DiCaprio wasn’t all to blame and said it was a “mess” trying to get the shot, because her dress was so tight she could barely breath, with “her boobs practically up to her chin.” She also recalled having to climb a ladder to make the scene work where she said hair and makeup couldn’t reach them, so she said she had to carry makeup in her clothing and do touchups between takes.

“This was a nightmare shooting this,” Winslet told the outlet. “Leo couldn’t stop laughing, and we had to reshoot this about four times because [James Cameron] wanted a very specific light for this, obviously, and the sunsets kept changing where we were.”

“We kept doing this kiss, and I’ve got a lot of pale makeup on, and I would have to do our makeup checks — on both of us, between takes — and I would end up looking as though I’d been sucking a caramel chocolate bar after each take because his makeup would come off on me,” she added. “And he just looked like there was a bit missing from his face because there was this big pale bit from all my makeup getting onto him.”


Despite the numerous takes it took to get the shot the way Cameron wanted it and all they had to endure, she’s “very proud of it.”

“Because I feel that it is that film that just keeps giving,” Winslet said. “Whole other generations of people are discovering the film or seeing it for the first time and there’s something extraordinary about that.”

In a recent interview, the superstar actress admitted all the fame she got after appearing in “Titanic” was “horrible.”

Winslet made the remarks during an interview with Porter. “I felt like I had to look a certain way, or be a certain thing, and because media intrusion was so significant at that time, my life was quite unpleasant,” the actress told the outlet.

“Journalists would always say, ‘After Titanic, you could have done anything and yet you chose to do these small things’ … and I was like, ‘Yeah, you bet your life I did! Because, guess what, being famous was horrible,’” she added.

Amanda Harding contributed to this piece.

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