It can be easy for actors to fall in love while working together for months on end, but that was never a problem for “Titanic” stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Countless stars have developed off-screen relationships after working together on set: from movie stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” to small screen relationships like Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie on “Gotham”.
This was never the case for Winslet and DiCaprio, the actress told “Lorraine” on Tuesday. “I think for Leo and I it was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young,” Winslet said. “And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other!”
Winslet, 41, is well aware how obsessed some fans are with their characters’ relationship, but it just was not meant to be in real life. “I know that’s really annoying to hear, sorry,” the actress apologized. “We really never did. So it did mean that we were able to have this… be able to tease each other, which we still do, which is really amazing.”
“I can [believe it’s been 20 years] because I’ve lived with it for 20 years,” the Oscar-winner told Lorraine Kelly. “The lovely thing about ‘Titanic’ for me now, my children and their friends… their friends say, ‘Oh I love the bit in ‘Titanic’ when you did…’ they are reciting lines from ‘Titanic’ that, I mean, I’ve long forgotten!”
“I’m like ‘Oh my god is that really what I said?’ And they’re like, ‘Then Jack does this and then Rose does this…’ and I’m like ‘goodness!'” Winslet added. “I say to them, ‘you weren’t born when that film was made’, which makes me feel very old.”
In fact, according to Winslet, there are plenty of youngsters still captivated by the chemistry between DiCaprio and Winslet in “Titanic”. “There’s another generation of children who are enjoying it and loving it for the first time,” she revealed. “It’s like Mary Poppins I like to think.”