True story: I never gave a crap about Titanic. I enjoyed the historical part of the film (the attention to detail is amazing), but the actual love story? No. Disliked it. Disliked everything about it. I didn’t even think Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet had that much chemistry with each other on-screen, but I possibly didn’t feel much for them because I saw Titanic years after it was a thing, and I found it so overhyped in general. Now, I do think Kate and Leo have chemistry together off-screen. I genuinely like that they’ve maintained their friendship over the years, and that they go on vacations together and still hang out pretty regularly. So, obviously, Kate made her Glamour UK cover profile all about Leo and their friendship. Cute or nah?
On her friendship with Leo: “You don’t even want to know the last conversation we had, because it was so funny and made me laugh so much. We found ourselves saying to each other, ‘Can you imagine if the world really knew the stupid things we say?’ I’m not going to tell you what we actually talk about, but yeah, we’re very, very close and sometimes we do quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each other, because only we can, and we find it really funny.”
What she would have done if acting didn’t pan out: “I should have had one, because if it had all gone t-ts up, I would have been stuck. I had a fleeting idea about becoming a hairdresser, but I cut off a friend’s earlobe trying to cut their hair. I saw him again not too long ago and I was like, ‘I’m so sorry for your earlobe.’ He said, ‘Yeah, you can still see the marks, but I’m proud of that now, Kate!”
On filming of The Mountain Between Us being physically gruelling, and the scene where she falls through the ice on a lake before being wrenched out by Idris Elba: “The most difficult part was being dragged soaking wet through the cold snow, but my biggest fear was not actually getting pneumonia, it was Idris [Elba] treading on my hair. I didn’t want to ruin a take by going, ‘ARGH, he’s stepping on my hair!’ And however hard it looks for me, it was harder for Idris to anchor his feet on the ice; it was freezing cold, he was also soaking wet, and I weigh a ton because all those clothes I’m wearing are soaked through.”
They quote Titanic lines to each other? How cheeseball. I can see Kate doing that, but Leo? Is he that much of a cheeseball, or does he only do it with Kate? And what is their vibe in real life? I suspect that he views her as something like a bro to him, like an honorary member of his Wolf Pack. That’s what I want to know about – like, does she get to meet all of the interchangeable model girlfriends? Does she offer her opinions of them? Does Kate just roll her eyes at Leo’s private life? Do her kids call him Uncle Leo?
In case you’re wondering about The Mountain Between Us, Kate and Idris play survivors of a plane crash – their characters are the only survivors of a small charter-plane crash in the High Uintas Wilderness in Utah. They get lost and try to survive the elements. He plays a surgeon, she plays a journalist. Just FYI.
Photos courtesy of Getty, Glamour UK.