What Really Attracted Kate Winslet to Leonardo DiCaprio On Set of Titanic?

What Really Attracted Kate Winslet to Leonardo DiCaprio On Set of Titanic?
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'Once I started working with Leo, we were able to kind of find our own rhythm,' the actress said.


  • Years after its premiere, Titanic remains one of the most popular and successful films in history.
  • The enthralling love story of the main characters was so believable due to the real connection the stars shared.
  • The thrilling love story of the main characters was so believable because of the real connection the stars shared.
  • Kate Winslet was in awe of DiCaprio's personality and work ethic.

It's only a few weeks until the twenty-sixth anniversary of Titanic's theatrical release in the United States. And twenty-six years after its premiere, James Cameron's romance remains one of the most iconic love stories of all time, beloved by generations of viewers. Titanic is also one of the most financially successful productions of all time, grossing a whopping $1.83 billion at the box office.

Released in 1997, Titanic quickly gained momentum and became a hit. Following the passengers of the titular liner and the tragedy that occurred on April 15, 1912, when the ship collided with a massive iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, James Cameron's film depicted a fascinating, if unlikely, love story between Rose DeWitt Bukater, a seventeen-year-old forced to marry an older rich man, and Jack Dawson, a young orphan who won his ticket in a lottery.

Played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, respectively, the two characters forever became the embodiment of romance. And it seems that their attraction was real, though perhaps not as physical and romantic as portrayed in Titanic.

Kate Winslet On Leonardo DiCaprio's Features That Resonated With Her Most

'We did click immediately, right away. He was this kind of mess of long, skinny uncoordinated limbs. And he was just very free with himself, and he had this effervescent energy that was really magnetic. And I remember thinking, "Oh, this is gonna be fun. We're definitely gonna get along." And we just really did,' the actress shared in an interview.

Remarkably, it was a sense of admiration for DiCaprio's artistic integrity that drew Kate Winslet to her co-star. In other words, it was the actor's interest in his character and the story that attracted the actress to him.

'He was then very, very smart, very, very curious. So he was really fascinated with the period, the details to do with the boat, the lower classes, where those people had come from, how those people had paid for their tickets. We connected on so many levels. That sense of focus on the craft and still really caring deeply about that to this day,' Kate Winslet said.

According to Winslet, the Titanic stars remain good friends twenty-six years after their iconic movie and still call each other and chat about life.

Source: Entertainment Tonight.