James Cameron almost didn’t end up casting Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet to star in Titanic

By: News Desk
Published: 11:58 AM, 23 Nov, 2022
James Cameron almost didn’t end up casting Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet to star in Titanic
Stay tuned with 24 News HD Android App
Get it on Google Play

In a new video interview, James Cameron gave surprising details from the making of his blockbuster hit Titanic.

The global hit Titanic celebrates 25 years of its release. Cameron said that he almost didn’t end up casting Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet – his two romantic leads whose careers as major Hollywood movie stars were cemented by the landmark Oscar-winning film.

While considering actors to play the roles of his star-crossed lovers on the doomed ocean liner, Cameron explained that he was initially thinking of someone like Gwyneth Paltrow for Rose, and that while Winslet had been proposed as an option, he was afraid she was too much of a typecast.

“I actually didn’t see Kate at first,” he said in the video. “She had done a couple of other historical dramas as well, and she was getting a reputation as ‘Corset Kate’ doing historical stuff.” (It is true that “The Reader” actress’s three credits prior to “Titanic” were also period costume dramas – “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995, followed by “Jude” and “Hamlet” one year later.)

“Titanic” sailed into theaters on December 19, 1997 and eventually went on to win 11 Academy Awards, including best director for Cameron.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Titanic (@titanicmovie)

Categories : Entertainment