Kate Winslet recalls a particularly hilarious interaction her daughter had with another child at school regarding Rose’s Titanic nude scene.
Titanic star Kate Winslet recalls how her nude scene in the film led to her daughter having a funny interaction with another student at school. Released in 1997, Titanic tells the story of the passionate romance between Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Winslet), aboard the infamous ill-fated ship. The film remained the highest-grossing movie of all time for 12 straight years and won a number of Oscars, including Best Picture. Titanic is largely considered to have launched both Winslet and DiCaprio’s careers, but the film also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, and Gloria Stewart.
One of the most iconic scenes in Titanic is when Jack draws Rose, who strips nude for her portrait. In a recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, shared by Lionsgate Play on YouTube, Winslet reveals that the scene led to a hilarious moment involving her daughter, with a fellow student at her school coming to the shocking realization that she had seen Winslet partially nude. Check out Winslet’s recollection of the encounter below:
“My daughter actually had this at school. It was quite weird. She said someone came up to her having figured out after four years of being in school together that I was her mother, and said ‘Oh my God I’ve seen your mom’s boobs!’”
Why Titanic Still Holds Up So Well Today
Although now more than 20 years old, Titanic remains not only one of the most influential films in Cameron’s filmography but is widely considered one of the best films of all time. The love story between Jack and Rose is one of the most iconic on-screen romances ever, with their tragic ending only serving to make their short time together even more memorable. What’s more, Titanic also sees Cameron truly flexing his abilities as a big-budget director, with the ship-sinking sequence towards the end of the film still being as thrilling as ever due to his use of practical filmmaking methods.
Titanic features state-of-the-art visual effects in order to capture the grand scale of the ship during its voyage, and, while some of these effects now look somewhat dated, Cameron’s use of practical effects helps the film to stand the test of time. To capture the sinking of the vessel, Cameron used a massive water tank and large, floodable sets, which, while contributing to the movie’s large budget, makes the sequence truly devastating and captivating to watch. The fact that both DiCaprio and Winslet would go on to enjoy such prolific and acclaimed careers after Titanic also speaks to how Cameron was able to identify their talent early on, and their star power has only made the film even more rewatchable over time.
The sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, by itself, makes for an interesting story, but it’s ultimately the human element that makes the film so enthralling. In addition to living on due to the quality of the story and the filmmaking, Cameron’s 1997 romance epic also still generates conversations today regarding whether Jack and Rose could have both fit on the floating wooden door at the end of the movie. Cameron has one of the most impressive filmographies in Hollywood history but, for many fans, it’s Titanic that continues to be his crowning achievement.
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