Kate Winslet Cleverly Skewers All Things Titanic

Kate Winslet is seems a little sick of Titanic. Even though her and Leonardo DiCaprio have had expansive careers after their roles in James Cameron’s big-budget romp, they cannot seem to avoid being associated with it by a few nostalgic fans.

People have even urged her to sing the theme song that plays tragically during the end credits and “went on” to become a #1 hit and bestselling song of 1998. “Every time I go into a bar in a hotel where there is a live pianist or a restaurant where they are changing their music according to who walks in the door apparently,” she told MTV News“it’s thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song.” 

“I did a talk show recently in Italy and they actually had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song. I was not even gently, rather severely, urged to go and sing it as though I had in fact sung it myself in the first place.”

“It was like, ‘No! I’m not going to do that.’ They’re like, ‘Oh no, come on it will be funny.’ No, it won’t be funny. At all. And I’m not going to.” Winslet also mentioned that hearing it makes her feel “like throwing up.”

The 3D rerelease inappropriately “celebrating” the 100-anniversary of the ship sinking into the ocean can’t be helping either, especially without Leo on the promotion trail.

On the topic of her Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, she told the host of the UK talk show Daybreak:

“We do look very different, we’re older, Leo’s 37, I’m 36 – were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner. It’s true though!”

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