Kate Winslet Shares Experience of Filming Kiss Scene With Leo DiCaprio

As passionate as their on-screen kiss appeared to be, Kate Winslet said  that it was not all it’s cracked up to be – the liplock with Leonardo DiCaprio, her co-star in “Titanic.”

The 48-year-old actress talked about her experience working on James Cameron’s massive 1997 smash and all that went into the actors’ well-known moment when they were “flying” on the ship’s bow.

Winslet admitted that it’s obvious why all young girls want to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio, but it wasn’t “all that.”

It wasn’t all DiCaprio’s fault that the moment wasn’t remembered fondly. She said the shoot was a “mess,” her dress was so tight that it was cutting into her breathing, and that her boobs were “up to her chin.” 

She also noted that in order to get hair and makeup to reach them during the scene, she had to mount a ladder. As a result, she had to carry cosmetics inside her clothes and perform touch-ups in between takes.

Winslet revealed that shooting the film was a nightmare. DiCaprio was laughing hard, and they had to reshoot the famous kiss four times because James Cameron wanted a particular light, and the location’s sunsets kept changing.

She said her makeup made her pale, and DeCario’s was darker, so after every take, his makeup made her look like she had been eating a chocolate bar. Conversely, her makeup would get on him, and he looked like he was missing part of his face.

Cameron later disclosed that he had hesitated to cast Winslet in the part as, at the time, she was referred to as “corset Kate” and had acted in several literary adaptations, such as Jude, Hamlet, and Sense and Sensibility.

Cameron and Winslet have dispelled rumors that they were at odds following the completion of Titanic.

Years after Winslet supposedly declared she would never again collaborate with the Canadian director, the two reconnected on the set of the science fiction epic sequel Avatar: The Way Of Water.

In addition to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, the 2009 Avatar movie won three Oscars for art direction, cinematography, and visual effects.