Kate Winslet & Leo DiCaprio ‘quote the odd Titanic line back & forth to each other’

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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.”

[From Glamour UK]

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.

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  1. Jegede says:

    “Do her kids call him Uncle Leo?” – Yup.

    Kate has confirmed in many interviews that her kids indeed call him Uncle Leo.

    One example:


  2. JenB says:

    I love this! I wonder how they work in the quotes? I can get how seeing Titanic years after wouldn’t have the same effect. That’s true with so many things and the associated hype.
    Saw Titanic on Christmas night about a week after its release. That movie was everything. Being 17 at the time (supposedly Rose’s age) didn’t hurt either. James Cameron did a great job of connecting the characters to the actual historical events which will always be a fascinating and tragic tale.

  3. justcrimmles says:

    Titanic was so over hyped. I had a friend in high school, who saw it in the theater with her now-husband, and she said she laughed as they were on that door. My sister was hugely obsessed with the movie, our dad has been fascinated/creeped out by the ship itself since he was a kid, and I’m over here like *yawn.*

    I’d rather watch The Little Mermaid.

    • tealily says:

      I liked it and liked the historical stuff, as Kaiser says. I also thought Kate was so pretty. But, yeah, zilch on the chemistry. I’ve never understood the Leonardo DiCaprio craze, even young Leo when I was of that age.

      My husband has never seen it and refuses to at this point.

  4. Dee Kay says:

    Her kids do call him “Uncle Leo.” She once told a story about him taking the kids to a toy store and telling them “Uncle Leo will buy you whatever you want,” and how she was afraid he’d spoiled them rotten.

    I’m not at all a fan of di Caprio but for some reason I’m a huge fan of Kate/Leo’s friendship. (It’s not b/c I loved Titanic, either — it’s b/c of their real-life chemistry.) My take on it is that Leo doesn’t *have* to ever find The One, settle down and get married and have kids. Because he has Kate. He already has a great woman in his life, someone who is kind and intelligent and “gets” him, someone he can talk to whenever he needs to talk, a woman who is his best friend. He has in Kate what other men marry to get. So, because he has her as his emotional soul mate, he can f–k as many models as he wants to and never have to marry anyone.

  5. Abby says:

    I kind of love this story about them. I like that they’re still friends and quote lines together. That’s really cute. It makes me like both of them more.

  6. detritus says:

    I don’t particularly like either of them, and was meh on their romance. At the time, I thought she was much to old looking for him, and paint me like a French girl never appealed to me. Or car sex.

  7. Sasha says:

    I seem to be something of a Leo loonie on this site as I’m one of the few people who like him, but his lasting friendship with Kate also indicates that he’s a pretty decent person. He’s professional, a good actor, a good friend, who just has a liking for an endless succession of models. I genuinely don’t see what is so bad about that.

    • Insomniac says:

      I’m with you. People who work with Leo seem to genuinely like him; I think it’s sweet he’s still friends with Kate. And I don’t think the modelizing is nearly as bad as, oh, getting married and then cheating and wrecking your family.

      • Molly says:

        I agree too. Leo hasn’t ever pretended to be something other than what he is. He likes modelizing, yachts, and drinking. So long as everyone understands that, it’s all fair game.

    • Jegede says:

      I like Leo.

      Considering his crazed fame and fortune of over 20 years he’s turned out well.

      He’s known to be hardworking, polite, doesn’t sh!t on people, and a good egg all things considered.

      He dates adult models who make no demands on him, and take it for what it is.
      He has no interest in trotting out a wife/family just to please.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I like both of them individually and especially together.
      Leo’s refusal to wed and have babies isn’t supported here which is strange because most posters seem positive about being happy and refusing to allow society to dictate what that should look like. I guess it is all the models but who cares? I don’t think he leads them on or treats them poorly. So win/win.

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally agree. I think Leo has wisely realized that he doesn’t *need* to get married. It isn’t a nice thing to say but marriage can be suffocating and kids are a hell of a lot of work and I think it takes a strong person to realize they don’t need those things. Because it also takes a certain acceptance that you’ll very likely be alone in your old age — and for the average person, who isn’t a multimillionaire who’ll be able to live in a fancy retirement home with attendants at their beck and call, that’s an uncomfortable thought. But Leo is rich, famous and well connected. He will never have to worry about financial security. He will always be able to rely on other people for help. So he’s chosen to have fun and enjoy the single life. More power to him.

  8. slowsnow says:

    I really didn’t understand Titanic. It wasn’t even a guilty pleasure. He looked about 12 years old whereas she looked like his mother.

    Am I horrible in thinking this woman humblebrags all the time? I dunno. She tries so hard to be edgy and funny but always making you feel that you’re missing out on her great life: “I’m not gonna tell you” blah blah blah.

    Plus she tells a different story every time she’s interviewed. With the actress roundtable smth or other she said she’d want to have a nursery and take care of kids in need had she not taken the route of acting. Shilling for that oscar…

    Maybe my heart is made of stone. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • The Hench says:

      As I was reading the Marie Claire excerpt, posted in the first comment, that was my immediate reaction. Journalist goes “Tell me about your kids”, she goes “Yes! Let me tell you all about their UNCLE LEO!! Who buys them ENTIRE TOY STORES all the time!!!” Me: Huh?
      It felt like no matter what the journalist had asked, she would have found a way to talk about him immediately. “Nice shoes…”, “Why, thank you. LEO bought them for me. He buys me SO many presents. We’re BEST friends you know…” *cue head thrown back, tinkling laughter*

      • Margo S. says:

        Lol. That’s so funny. I have to say, I sense a bit of hostility. And I’m right there with you. I’m a tad jealous about this friendship. I want to be a leo broseph too Kate! Stop rubbing it it!

  9. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    Never saw Titanic, never intend to, but I do think Kate and Leo are close friends. I wouldn’t be able to deal with him, but she seems to do it with aplomb

    • poorlittlerichgirl says:

      You should try to watch it at least once and give a shot. It’s not that bad. Truly.

      • Molly says:

        It’s a beautiful movie. Lack of chemistry aside, the costumes, sets, music, and details are truly amazing.

  10. minx says:

    I loved Titanic and make no apologies for it.

    • JenB says:

      I’ll drink to that!

    • Ange says:

      I saw it 3 times at the movies when it first came out with different groups of friends and loved it every time. I was 16 or 17 though so just the right age to be all starry eyed about it. I haven’t attempted it since because I don’t want to ruin it.

  11. kibbles says:

    I was a pre-teen when the movie came out, so of course I loved it and it was a big deal with the other girls in my class. When it came out on video, I would watch it repeatedly on DVD as well as listen to the soundtrack endlessly. I still love the soundtrack to this day. Say what you will about the film itself, but James Horner and Celine Dion deserved all of their accolades. The music played a large role in making the movie into a success.