James Cameron on Leonardo and the Titanic | Entertainment

James Cameron on Leonardo and the Titanic | Entertainment
James Cameron on Leonardo and the Titanic | Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most loved actors in the world – he “doesn’t have a bad movie”, but he almost didn’t make a movie “because he played a star”

Source: YouTube/screenshot/Titanic Movie/Film

The story of the greatest maritime tragedy, the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic, was told by director James Cameron in 1997. The bearers of the story were Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio was already a “name in Hollywood”, and his hiring seemed like a complete hit for the producers. However, the director did not want to just let him play the legendary Jack, who managed to make millions of people who watched the film cry…

In an interview with “GQ” magazine, Cameron revealed that Leonardo almost didn’t get the role. Reason – arrogance! The director revealed that he had already found “his Rose”, the British actress Kate Winslet, who came to the studio one day to read the text with DiCaprio, in order to see if the main characters of the epic story “have chemistry”.

“Leonardo enters, meets Kate and I tell him to read,” says the director and continues: “Leo then says ‘should I read? I don’t read,'” referring to the fact that he doesn’t audition, but simply gets cast. Cameron reveals that he got annoyed at the same second and told Leonard, “Look, I’m not going to screw up a movie like this if I get the casting wrong!”.

“He barely agreed to read, he was repulsive the whole time, full of negative energy, annoying us all, and then I yelled ‘action’! In the same second, everything disappeared and he became Jack. That’s when I knew he was going to be ‘king of the world’ ‘”.


Leonardo in Titanic
Source: YouTube/20th Century Studios UK

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