Matthew McConaughey has long been linked to the part of Jack Dawson in the 1997 flick “Titanic”; now, the actor reveals whether he was ever actually going to take on the role.
McConaughey, 49, appears on Friday’s “Graham Norton Show”, on which he gets asked about starring alongside Kate Winslet in the beloved movie.
The actor explains, “I don’t know the real truth. I heard that James Cameron told people I had the part but that I turned it down.
“I did read with Kate (Winslet) but I was never offered the part. If I was, I’d like to talk to my agent about it!”
The role, of course, went to Leonardo DiCaprio.
McConaughey also talks about his mom visiting him on set: “She says it’s because she wants to see me but I always say, ‘If I was an accountant in Chicago, would you want to see me as often?’
“She just wants to get into the movies and she is persistent. She is 86 and her pitch is always to remake ‘The Graduate’, with her as the Anne Bancroft character and me as Dustin Hoffman’s character.
“She thinks it would work and is no big deal. There’s Freudian stuff in there!”