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    “Oh God, It Was Such A Mess”: Kate Winslet Recalls Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio For ‘Titanic’s Iconic Scene

    Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Rose and Jack in the iconic film ‘Titanicis one of the most romanticized couple in the history of cinema. Though the film’s narrative had a devastating end for the couple, the love and chemistry their characters share throughout the film have made them a remarkable example of romance in Hollywood.

    But what appeared so perfect on screen was not without off-screen flaws. While many women may have wanted a lover like Jack Dawson, it might just be the time to let go of your crush on him because Kate Winslet says he wasn’t even a good kisser. Here’s what the actress said about her co-star DicCaprio’s kissing skills.

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    “It Was Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be”: Kate Winslet Recounts The Kissing Scene With Leonardo DiCaprio

    Still from 'Titanic'
    Still from ‘Titanic’

    Kate Winslet recently revisited ‘Titanic‘s most popular “I’m flying” scene during an interview with Vanity Fair, revealing how kissing may not be  Leonardo DiCaprio’s best suit. Winslet revealed that while DiCaprio’s suave artist character had universal appeal, locking lips with him was no dream come true. But the actor may nit be entirely at fault, it was the makeup that cause the issue.

    My god, he’s quite the romancer, isn’t he? No wonder every young girl in the world wanted to be kissed by Leonardo DiCaprio,” Winslet joked. “It was not all it’s cracked up to be,” she added.

    We kept doing this kiss, and I’ve got a lot of pale makeup on and I would have to do our makeup checks—on both of us, between takes—and I would end up looking as though I’d been sucking a caramel chocolate bar after each take because his makeup would come off on me,” she explained

    DiCaprio, on the other hand, looked as though “there was a bit missing from his face” because of her paler cosmetics. “Oh God, it was such a mess,” Winslet recalled.

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    Kate Winslet Calls The Experience Of Re-Doing The Scene “Quite Funny”

    Still from 'Titanic'
    Still from ‘Titanic’

    Kate Winslet further revealed that the experience of shooting the iconic scene wasn’t just messy, it was also physically taxing. She remembered banging her knee on the railing multiple times, which required them to take several re-takes to get everything just right.

    This was a nightmare,” Winslet said, as she rewatched the scene. “Leo couldn’t stop laughing, and we had to reshoot this about four times because [James Cameron] wanted a very specific light for this, obviously, and the sunsets kept changing where we were,” she added.

    To complicate matters, Winslet said, they were almost inaccessible to the makeup team during the shoot. “This was a section of the ship, it wasn’t part of the actual whole ship set that we had, We had to climb up a ladder to get to it. Hair and makeup couldn’t reach us,” she revealed.

    Despite the hassle, Winslet admitted it was “quite funny” for her and DiCaprio to be “giggling and covered in each other’s makeup.”

    The scene and the film, despite everything, proved worth all the trouble. The film won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

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