At just 22-year-old, a starry eyed Kate Winslet was launched into global stardom following her leading role in James Cameron’s Titanic. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in 1998, she appeared on the Academy Awards red carpet in a stunning emerald green Givenchy gown. Custom-designed by Alexander McQueen, it featured intricate gold embroidery and a matching bolero.
Speaking to People recently, she reflected on wearing the masterpiece.
“It was like [an] embroidered sculpture,” Winslet said. “I have to be honest, the dress was not entirely comfortable to wear. Or sit down in. But it was worth it because he had made it.”
Winslet admitted that even after 30 years she finds the red carpet “so nerve-wracking”. The 45-year-old now ensures that she’s comfortable in a bid to feel more relaxed in the spotlight.
“I always just hope I can keep myself calm and feel comfortable actually and that my feet don’t hurt or I’m not on my period,” she added.
In February, Winslet revealed that she and Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio would talk about sex while on the set of the film.
“You know, some very, very personal things, asking each other for advice,” Winslet told Rolling Stone. “Not necessarily comparing notes but sort of, ‘No, don’t do it like that, do it like this.’ He’s very good at that. I have to say, a lot of those sexual tips he’s given me have worked. And I know it’s vice versa.”
As for the duo’s steamy sex scene, she admitted it was a shame when it came to an end. “Doing that scene, it so wasn’t us. And yet we were so locked into what all that had to be about. The Rose in me was really sort of loving the Jack in him, actually. And even though I didn’t feel that way about Leo, it was quite nice to sort of feel that way in the scene. It was quite lovely. And I remember lying there thinking, ‘What a shame that’s over.’ Because it was quite nice.”
Don’t worry Rose, we would be disappointed too.