Kate Winslet has grown up being a part of the Hollywood industry. She started acting at the age of 15 when she starred in the BBC series Dark Season (1991). Winslet is well-known for playing powerful, complex women in independent films, and has become a significant performer in the business. The 47-year-old rose to fame after taking the lead role in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Winslet played Rose, the female lead alongside Leonardo DiCaprio’s charming rogue Jack. It’s been over two decades since the iconic movie Titanic was released, and fans still burst into tears at the ending. The Cameron-directed film has made an impact on fans. The leading lady of the 1997 film has shared her experience of shooting it. Winslet revealed the struggle she went through to bring the blockbuster film to life.

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Kate Winslet had a near-death incident while shooting Titanic

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Kate Winslet as Rose in Titanic

Titanic starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio came out more than two decades ago. The film, directed by James Cameron and based on a true story, instantly captivated audiences. Even now, after more than two decades, people continue to ponder if Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) had enough room to stand next to Rose (Kate Winslet) on the floating wooden piece to complete their love story. 

While the film was a box office success, the 47-year-old actress revealed the struggles she went through during the making of the film. Winslet said she suffered from hypothermia and the flu and sustained scores of injuries during six months of watery filming of Titanic. The Holiday actress said,

“I chipped a small bone in my elbow. And at one point I had deep bruises all over my arms. I looked like a battered wife.”

She revealed how she had a near-death incident while shooting the 1997 film. The Mountain Between Us star confessed she almost drowned during shooting one of the scenes for the film. In the scene when Rose and Jack attempt to make their way through the sinking ship, they get stuck in a closed gate as they try to avoid an approaching wave. And when they open it, Winslet’s big coat got caught on the gate and dragged her under the roaring waves. She said,

“I had to sort of shimmy out of the coat to get free. I had no breath left. I thought I’d burst. And Jim just said, ‘OK, let’s go again.’ That was his attitude. I didn’t want to be a wimp so I didn’t complain.”

Despite all the struggles she had to endure for Titanic, Kate Winslet still has positive things to say about the movie. After all, her performance on Titanic, which continues to be one of her most critically acclaimed and moving, propelled her to superstardom.

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Kate Winslet starring Titanic was a box-office success

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic

The action-packed romantic film Titanic won a special place in many people’s hearts. By playing the main characters Jack and Rose in the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet rose to fame in the industry. The 1997 film was written, directed, and co-edited by James Cameron

Titanic is a breathtaking and tragic account of the Titanic’s actual sinking in 1912. Naturally, the movie strays from Hollywood conventions and interweaves an epic romance with the sorrow that the doomed ship would endure.

The Cameron-directed film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was already the highest-grossing film of all time, having earned a staggering $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.

Titanic is available to stream on Paramount+.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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