Kate Winslet: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” makes me want to puke


This story is making me laugh so hard, because I also barely tolerate that Celine Dion song “My Heart Will Go On.” It’s one of those songs that gets stuck in your head on a loop and just seems to exist to be annoying. Sure there was something uplifting about it the first five times I heard it, which was within a day or two of its release. I try to ignore that song, but whenever I think of it the refrain is there in my brain mocking me. I always associate it with Titanic of course, as its the movie’s theme song. Images of Rose and Jack in the icy water dance through my head. (I just googled “Songs you hate” and now there are so many other candidates for annoying songs that I’m hoping they’ll cancel each other out. Google at your own risk.)

Kaiser schooled me that they’re playing that song on heavy rotation during the Titanic 3D commercials, and that’s probably a good strategy for the reasons I just explained. It reminds us of Titanic, even those of us who hate the song. Well Titanic star Kate Winslet also hates that song, so much so that she says it makes her want to puke. I can see that. I don’t even think she’s disrespecting her work, since I share that opinion. Here’s more:

Kate Winslet has spoken about Celine Dion’s Titanic song My Heart Will Go On, admitting that the emotional song makes her feel sick.

The 36-year-old actress added that while she attempts to control her emotions about the heart-wrenching song, she always does a ‘massive internal eye roll’.

‘I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll.’

She told MTV News: ‘I feel like throwing up when I hear it. No, I shouldn’t say that. No, actually, I do feel like throwing up.

‘I wish I could say, “Oh listen, everybody! It’s the Celine Dion song!” But I don’t.

While the track is much-loved by Titanic fans, it has attracted criticism in the past, with Rolling Stone even naming it one of the worst songs in the 90s in a poll.
But talking about the song, Celine said: ‘My Heart Will Go On is for me a classic. And to be part of a classic is something I feel very proud of.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I found the video of Kate giving this interview (below), and she goes on to explain that she’s basically taunted with this song wherever she goes. “Near, far…” LMAO! Here’s what she said about it:

Everytime I go into a bar where there’s a live pianist or into a restaurant … it’s thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song. I did a talkshow in Italy recently where they had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song, and I was severely urged to go and sing it as if I had in fact sung it myself…. ‘I’m not going to.’

It rather haunts me, the song.

She also said that “every time I get on any boat” people tell jokes about Titanic.

It sounds like she’s annoyed with the film, but she went on to say a lot of nice things about how great the movie looks in 3D and how she’s excited to share it with another audience, including her children for the first time. So she may find the soundtrack annoying, but she knows which side her bread is buttered.

Incidentally there’s video of Kate “singing” “My Heart Will Go On,” but it’s a spoof and it’s just overdubbed. I’ve never known this before, but she released a single in 2001 called “What If,” for an animated version of A Christmas Carol. Here’s a link to the video. She also sang in Heavenly Creatures and in Sense and Sensibility, and I think that’s her real voice since she sounds the same in those two movies.

Here’s the interview:

Kate is shown at the London premiere of Titanic 3D on 3-27-12. Credit: FameFlynet and WENN.com

 

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  1. Samigirl says:

    Oh good, I’m not the only female that feels that way.

  2. Bobby the K says:

    Never saw the movie. Now i love Kate Winslet.

  3. Jackie says:

    finally, kate and i agree about something.

  4. carrie says:

    when TITANIC 3D ‘s trailer is on the movie theater and Celine Dion sings,there is always someone who laughs or boos

  5. angel says:

    she has good taste. the song is eye roll inducing. So is the movie though.

  6. Cathy says:

    After 15 years of putting up with Titanic jokes and that song played wherever she goes, I’d get sick of it to. I happen to like the song, but I don’t hear it very often.

  7. mln76 says:

    I’m pretty sure everyone but those who collect royalty checks on the thing feel the same. It’s one of the worst songs of all time.

  8. lisa says:

    She can say what she wants.. she does realize that the song is one of the reason the movie worked. The song went with the film.. and after seeing it I felt like puking too. Really Kate do you think the film was some epic love story.

    UGH.

    • Carolyn says:

      Yep. The film clip they did to the song was a perfect montage/PR of the movie. The whole PR for the movie was based on the Rose/Jack love story. Girls sobbed in the theatres when Jack died. People thought they were real people – that it was a true story. Considering this movie really did make her (I know she was kinda successful before) it is disrespectful to diss it. I bet EVERYONE even if it’s for a split second immediately thinks of the “I’m the king of the world” scene when they hear this song. We can all roll our eyes and laugh. Remember Celine laughed all the way to the bank with the earnings off this one song.

  9. lucy2 says:

    That’s pretty funny. I bet it does get annoying, she’s done so much great work since then, but people still harp on the Titanic stuff.

  10. wunder says:

    Yep, I also hate that song, and if it comes on the radio, I’ll quickly turn to something else.

    I’m sure KW has been forced to hear it ad nauseum and in places where she just had to endure it because there was no escape from the audial torture.

    I wish KW would go back to being a fresh looking brunette though. That blonde look ages her too much!

  11. Aria says:

    I hate the song too.

    Anyway, I don’t recall where I read a Vivien Leigh story saying that she loved it when she entered a restaurant (or any place) and they played GWTW’s main song.

    Who knows?

  12. Reece says:

    I admit I was into it at the time.
    However, don’t we all hate that song now? Children born after Titanic are genetically programmed to hate that song.

  13. stinky says:

    uhhh …. What’s the difference between this song and EVERY OTHER Celine song?-?-? seriously.

  14. stinky says:

    … she wails in every single one of ‘em.

  15. Fatkid says:

    “near, far”….always reminds me of Grover from Sesame Street.

  16. cmc says:

    I just chuckled out loud reading those quotes. If I were her friend, I’d be making fun of her forever too. It’s so funny that even an Oscar-winning, rich and famous actress can’t escape people making fun of her (good naturedly).

    I wonder if any of JLo’s friends (does she have those?) give her crap about her early years.

  17. Eleonor says:

    Me too.
    I was in high school when Titanic appeared, and that song was MORE than a nightmare for Valentine’s day. I couldn’t agree more.

  18. original kate says:

    me too, kate…me too.

  19. NeNe says:

    That song is amazing, and fits the movie perfectly. I disagree with all of you who think otherwise, but I do respect your opinions.

    • Rita says:

      Last I checked, the number of people listening to it on various Youtube sites exceeded 100,000,000 so you are in very good company.

      The reason it has been over played is because millions still want to hear it. As for Kate, if it wasn’t for Titanic we’d all be asking, “Kate who?”

  20. Dibba says:

    The song is okay, but she sounds arrogant to me alot of the time. Shouldn’t she be locating her next husband?

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I like the song but my story’s about something else. There actually was a Jack Dawson on the Titanic – he was a coal shoveler who stayed in the engine room but he did exist. I live in Halifax, Canada and some of the Titanic dead are buried there as it was the closest port to the sinking. When the movie came out, I read that women would visit the grave as part of a “Titanic” tour and weep over “Jack’s” gaave. But it wasn’t the Leo DiCaprio character – it was a lowly crew member with the same name. We all laughed good at that one.

  22. ak138 says:

    “It sounds like she’s annoyed with the film”

    Join the club.

  23. wunder says:

    Honestly, do we REALLY need this movie repeated in 3D???

    This time around, KW’s boobs will pop out when Jack sketches her nekkid on the couch. . . No wonder KW HATES that song!

  24. Viola says:

    Poor Kate. Can you imagine being haunted by that song everytime you set foot in a bar or restaurant or party or boat?
    Jeesus! I would go mad and change my face with plastic surgery or never go out again!
    I mean sure the first year and the first say 50-100 times it happened, she probably thought it was a nice gesture etc. But the second to third year and the 100-400 times it happened you would start to think, “okayyy how long time will they keep doing this” and after that it would become a pain in the azz! And she aaalways have to be nice and polite about it, and act like it’s the firts time anyone does it and like she really love the song due to nice memories and the movie..
    GHA! Seriously people have lost their mind over faar lesser things than that! For real!
    And btw, the song was really nice the first couple of times you heard it, but then no…just no

  25. Jezi says:

    What is funny is that I used to love both. The movie and the song. Now I change the channel when it’s on tv and change the station if I hear it on the radio. It’s not that I hate the movie, I’ve just seen it way too many times.

  26. wunder says:

    Hate those onboxious 15 min. long ‘remixes’ too.
    I hope nobody makes one of those for this new 3D release.

  27. Rita says:

    Say what you want about the song, but the singer is magnificient. Celine’s live performances of “My Heart Will Go On” are studio quality.

    After having sung it a thousand times, I’m sure Celine is sick of singing it as well but she always makes it sound like she’s singing it for the first time out of respect for her audience. That’s what a professional does.

    If you want to hear Celine sing it live and experience a truely magnificient voice, google the following:

    Celine Dion My Heart will go on live in Italy.

  28. Holden says:

    Ha, I love Kate Winslet. I also do an internal eye roll, but at the movie as well as the song…

  29. Newtsgal says:

    I think in honor of the 3D release, we take ALL the copies of that damn song and sink them into the ocean!

  30. Sue L. says:

    Geez… I wasn’t humming it before… but I am now!!

  31. Loulou says:

    I think it’s Enya who did a beautiful version just humming the song, that plays throughout the film. It’s a lot more digestible.

  32. Eleonor says:

    I don’t know the age of who’s commenting, I’m 30, and as I’ve said before I was in the high school when all the Titanic mania happened.
    It was slightly before internet, and the world went mad about the movie (actually some of my classmates went to the cinema 5-6 times to see Leo freezing..and it lasts 3 hours!) if there can be a comparison I think it was a madness like the beatlemania in the ’60s. Saying that Celin Dion’s song was overplayed is an understatement, so try to understant why we can’t stand that song anymore :) , and poor Kate usually I think you are an entitled bitch, but this time I’m with you.

  33. sluggo says:

    God, do I HATE this song. Unfortunately, the movie’s re-release in 3D means we’ll be bombarded with it AGAIN, though hopefully not for as long a time.

    At around the time “Titanic” first came out, I went to the wedding of a family member and the bride had chosen “My Heart Will Go On” as a sort of “theme song” for the ceremony. They played it in the church, at the reception, blah blah blah … and I was going crazy with trying NOT to laugh in the church! Because come on, this is a song from a freaking MOVIE about a SHIP that SANK. Not the most inspired choice for a marriage theme song, eh? I’d put this in the same category as weddings which feature “When A Man Loves A Woman” as their “song” … nobody pays attention to the lyrics or the fact that the song is about cheating/adultery.

    (Note: Fortunately, the abovementioned wedding did NOT sink like the Titanic, and they’re still married.)

    • Tara says:

      Agreed. I prefer nick cave’s ship song.

      • Mairead says:

        Thank you! For truly heart-rending love songs that aren’t just mawkish sentimentality or grossly inappropriate, you really can’t beat Mr. Cave. I always thought that “Rock of Gibraltar” is the perfect first dance song – it even mentions a wedding and a honeymoon on Malta!

        In Ireland, we get the usual stuff that’s popular in the US and UK, but also have our own homegrown popular hits too. One is a very nice, but morose, song called “A Woman’s Heart”. And apparently back when it was first released, many women would use it in their weddings. It should be remembered that the lyrics are:
        “My heart is low;
        My heart is so low,
        As only a woman’s heart can be”

        And it gets better (or even less cheerful)
        “The tears that drip
        From my bewildered eyes
        Taste of bittersweet romance.
        You’re still in my hopes
        You’re still on my mind
        Even though I manage on my own”

        Yup, the perfect song to symbolise the joining of two people and long-lasting marriage :lol:

  34. Onyx XV says:

    Oh, I’ve always liked Kate Winslet, but this makes me totally love her! Never thought of it before, but of course it makes perfect sense that she would be sick of that song.

    When Titanic came out, I had a roommate who I also carpooled with, and when it was her week to drive she would play that insufferable song CONSTANTLY. Ugh, I never liked it. Or anything Celine Dion does, for that matter. She’s so utterly saccharine.

    Love the movie, hate the song.

  35. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Kate’s on my list of ‘Blondes Who Shouldn’t Be Blondes’. Contributions are always welcome

    Shakira
    Jennifer Morrison
    The Snort Urchin just went back to ginger
    Anna Faris
    Madonna
    Laura Prepon
    Julia Roberts
    Nicole Ritchie
    Christina Aguilera
    Don’t let Katharine McPhee or Delta Burke go back

  36. islandwalker says:

    I’m going to have to agree with her.

    On a side note, I wish she would go back to her natural hair color. She washes out as a blonde. (Oops- just saw your comment Onyx and Jo Mama .Agree.)

  37. jane says:

    I hate most songs that get too overpopularized. However, I never liked this song from the beginning. I do enjoy the non-lyrical music from Titanic though; and thought that sounded much better and had more meaning than the Celine song. Over-rated song.

  38. islandgirl says:

    Cosign with all who hate the hideous heart will go on song…somewhat embarrassed to admit that I have always really liked that What If song Kate sang…pretty sure I must have been going through a traumatic teenage break up experience the first time I heard it!

  39. Didn’t care for the song and only enjoyed the special effects of the movie. The thing with Mr. Cameron is that his movies always lack depth. He seems to be more fascinated with technology than making a heart wrenching movie. Look at Avatar….its a love story but nobody really gave a crap about the love or self realisation. All we wanted to see was technology. Most people that saw titanic were more amazed at how the ship sunk in the movie than the other parts of the film.

  40. Nan209 says:

    I will eternally connect the movie and the song to being pregnant with my son. We went to the movies because we had nothing better to do … We really were going to try and avoid the flick but boredom won. Hormonal woman meant misty eyes from the first big scene…lol. I still hate the song…I’m no fan Celine’s either…and I haven’t clapped eyes on the movie since those days but I can’t help getting warm fuzzier every time I hear about the movie.

  41. sup says:

    ok, now i like her! oh god that song was a nightmare. even more so than the bodyguard song

  42. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Very, very definitely overplayed. I remember reading about the songs played on radio/tv more than others. This song was in the top 10, but the song that was broadcast more than any other in/of the 20th century was ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling’.

  43. Caroline says:

    I love this song..
    It’s the first english song I ever heard

  44. Meg says:

    red lipstick is not her friend.

  45. BabyCakes says:

    I could give a rat’s ass about Celine or the song. What I want to know is what gives Kate the right to be a bitch all of a sudden? Maybe I liked her original face or her body before she lipoed it.. but I’m not going to be a bitch to her about it…

    • The Original Mia says:

      Exactly. Maybe Celine thought the whole Rose/Jack romance was nauseating and trite, but she didn’t say anything.

      Wasn’t a fan before, definitely not a fan now. She’s grated for years. Smug…smug…smug.

    • JulieM says:

      BabyCakes, I completely agree with you, too. I used to like KW, but after she begged for that Oscar (I’m glad she go one, btw) I’m really off her too. She’s gotten very smug and bitchy.

      • BabyCakes says:

        Call me crazy but gone are the days when a celebrity used to be gracious to the movie that made her famous. Honestly how many people remember Heavenly Creatures, or Hideous Kinky? Good movies but not the epic Titanic by any means. She’s gotten too snarky and self appreciative lately for my taste. Must be the bleach going to her head.

  46. Cory Crane says:

    I don’t feel sorry for you Kate. That movie made you famous and you should f..ing belt it out whenever you can to give thanks for the damn movie that in fact started your career.

    • Jaquebelle says:

      Titanic basically put Kate Winslet on the the map and it seems pretty disingenuous to openly badmouth the movie every other interview. And could she have been more diplomatic than “making me want to throw up”. Really. This is the same overrated actress who criticized bone thin models and actresses, and then starved herself. She seems spoiled, ungrateful, and crass. For half the money she made making Titanic, I would happily endure teasing and be far more thankful. One love.

  47. Anon says:

    That Kate sure thinks a lot of herself. Never saw the fuss about KW, thought she was miscast in TT–no reason to watch any of her movies since.
    Doesn’t she marry and discard many director husbands? Whats up with that?

  48. KelBear04 says:

    I am only a fan of the song when actually watching the movie. I am a huge Celine Dion fan though.

  49. trh says:

    It’s a good song that reached saturation point quickly. James Cameron no doubt played it on a boom box in his submarine adventure the bottom of the Marianas Trench. (You know he did that. And yelled I’m king of the world over and over while hugging himself reflexively.)

    I love Kate Winslet’s candor in this story. Reminds me of Billy Joel on Inside the Actor’s Studio talking about how he is greeted with “Piano Man” at every restaurant or hotel lobby or bar with a live pianist. And since the song consists of the same chords over and over again, it quickly becomes tiresome, at which point he catches the eye of the piano player and gives a knowing smile, as in, “Yup… see??? Didn’t know what you were getting into did you?”

    BTW I’ve never been much a fan of Celine Dion — not really my style at all, but the woman can sing her heart out AND she’s got tremendous technical chops. So now I’m looking up tickets to her upcoming shows at Caesar’s Palace… I’m sure that song brings down the house every single time. And that’s what successful singers do: They sing the same hits over and over and over, while trying to make it fresh for every audience. Nice work if you can get it but it’s got to be an existential challenge at times.

  50. kibbles says:

    I think Kate is becoming more arrogant with every year. I was a teenager when Titanic was first released and loved the song. Now that I am older and have heard it a million times, I understand that it is very cheesy and was simply overplayed to the point that it drove some people to hate it. That is understandable. For Kate, however, she shouldn’t trash the song that made the movie what it was and launched her Hollywood career. I personally still appreciate Celine Dion as one of the most talented pop singers of our generation and find what Kate said insulting to Celine and her work. Maybe other people who worked on the film including Celine have found other aspects of the movie annoying or overrated but you don’t hear them complaining. It’s unfortunate that Kate is trashing anything about this movie and that Leo wasn’t even grateful enough to show up at the 3D premiere. Just goes to show how some celebrities forget their roots and how to appreciate the chances they were given to start their million dollar careers.

  51. o_O says:

    I can’t stand that song it’s constantly being regurgitated at the super market where I shop and every single time I’m there I have to walk to all the employees and say ” Dude, I can’t stand this song and I’m only going to be in here for an hour tops – you – heh I am surprised you HAVENT set the place on fire bless your cotton socks!

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO sick of that song….

  52. Francesca says:

    Yea.. I detest that song too, but I am a fan of Kate.

  53. Mara says:

    Love Kate but that song was one of the best song of Celine Dion my favorite singer in the world.

  54. TaylorB says:

    Now this is just my opinion, but the only thing I liked about Titanic was when it sunk so I knew that over acted dramafest was about over and for those responsible for foisting Celine Dion upon a nation without even a bit of warning should be charged with a felony.

  55. kibbles says:

    Now she has opened her big mouth again and has said Leo is “fatter” and she is “thinner” since Titanic. She used to be one of my favorite stars because she was so original and different. Now she is just as vapid as the rest. She needs to take a break. I’m getting sick of her and her obsession with talking about her weight.

  56. JM says:

    Her comment about the song made me “want to puke”. The song went well with the movie and there are some songs that will always work. This one does. It sounded spoiled and ungrateful to hear her foolish comment.

  57. Kate Winslets Dog says:

    I also agree that Kate Winslet was spectacuarly miscast in this film, I’m at a loss why nobody else can see this, or why it was even allowed to occur. It remains the most unconvincing love story I have ever seen. Dicaprio was so young looking for his age in the film that she looked like his mother, if there had been a very young looking cute, tiny slip of a blonde girl in her place then it would have been all the more believable & even more succesful. Winslet just looked almost manly at the side of him.

  58. Katt says:

    Ok, Celine is an excellent singer. The song is WAY overplayed. The movie was too long and it was basicly a remake. The actress was prettier as a brunette. I agree that she shouldn’t diss a movie that she still gets praise for to this day. I don’t understand why a celebrity could be so arrogant, but remember that the fans that idolize her is the reason that she can get away with it. She should realize that without fans she’s a nobody.

  59. Katt says:

    Why do people these days ridicule someone for how thick or thin they are? Why obsess over weight? Weight shouldn’t matter. If a thicker person can act or sing then they should have the same chances to be talented and successful as thinner people do.