An iceberg doomed Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s on-screen relationship, but in real life, they are closer than ever.
On Thursday in an interview with The Guardian, Kate said she was moved to tears upon seeing Leonardo for the first time in three years. They did not meet because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I couldn’t stop crying,” said the actor, who lives primarily in England. “I’ve known him for half my life! It’s not as if I’ve found myself in New York or he’s been in London, and there’s been a chance to have dinner or grab a coffee and a catchup.”
“We haven’t been able to leave our countries,” she continued. “Like so many friendships globally, we’ve missed each other because of COVID. He’s my friend, my really close friend. We’re bonded for life.”
Kate won the Oscar for “The Reader” in 2009. She is enjoying a bit of a professional renaissance as of late. Winslet won an Emmy Award for her role in HBO crime drama “Mare of Easttown,” co-starring Evan Peters.
Still, Kate has not forgotten about her star-making film “Titanic,” which was released in 1997, where she was paired with Leonardo. “I turned 21 on that shoot, and Leo turned 22,” she noted.
Titanic launched 24 years ago, and in between, Leonardo was particularly outspoken about the challenges of shooting the movie, which reportedly exceeded its initial budget of $180 million.
While speaking with The Guardian, Kate did not dismiss any of Leonardo’s criticism but was quick to point out her co-star “had way more days off than I ever bloody did.”
“I guess I was raised to be grateful and just get on with it,” she quipped. “I didn’t feel it was my right to be miserable, and if I was miserable, I certainly would not have let a journalist know. There is no way I would have let that slip!”