I usually really like Kate Winslet. I think she’s absolutely gorgeous, she’s a wonderful actress, and I’m always interested in what she has to say. Oh yeah, and I loved Titanic. I don’t remember how many times I went to see it, but I remember it was more than twice in theaters, and once at the drive-in. My cousin and I tried to speak like Rose and walk like her, and we tried to dress like her, but my nine-year-old self didn’t have much of a budget for period costumes. But I loved it.
Maybe that’s why that thing that Kate Winslet said recently, the thing about “My Heart Will Go On,” sort of rubbed me the wrong way. Let me refresh your memory:
“I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll. 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. … 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.”
Don’t get me wrong, I can totally understand how all of that would get real annoying, real quick. To me, though, that quote just had a sort of Rooney Mara vibe about it, you know? That whole “thanks for giving me this awesome job and this huge break, but after everything’s said and done, I’m just going to trash talk it for years” thing.
But wait, check out her more recent comments, and then see what you think:
TITANIC star Kate Winslet says seeing herself as she was 15 years ago made watching the newly-released 3D version of the epic disaster movie “bizarre”.
And the actress, who has struggled with her weight, reckons she has aged better than her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.
“We do look very different, we’re older. Leo’s 37, I’m 36 – we were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner,” she says. The 1997 original film made global superstars of the pair.
Describing seeing Titanic again 15 years on, she said: “The second my face came on I was like, ‘Oh my God, make it stop, switch it off, somebody make it stop, turn the sound down, is that what we looked like? Oh my God, look what I looked like and look what Leo looks like!’
“It was completely bizarre, it was like somebody saying we’re going to take a home video that we made of you that’s three-and-a-half hours long and we’re going to make the world watch it all over again.”
Oh girl. Did you really just call Leonardo DiCaprio fat? Is it really inconveniencing you that much that your most well-known movie is getting all this attention again? So sorry for your massive success, Kate.