The original screen test which actor Kate Winslet gave for filmmaker James Cameron’s Titanic has been unveiled as part of the film’s release on Blu-Ray.Paramount has unveiled the then 19-year-old Winslet’s eight-minute screen test, where she was seen opposite actor Jeremy Sisto in the role of Jack Dawson instead of actor Leonardo DiCaprio, reported Deadline Hollywood.
Winslet, who was relatively unknown then, fought with heavyweight names like actors Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow for the lead role in the epic tale, sending Cameron a rose with a note that read, “I’m ready.”
The video footage shows her dressed in period clothes and standing in a set of her cabin room, reading out a lengthy scene, which includes lines that featured in the movie. It was the first real scene between her and Dawson, for which Clueless star Sisto was auditioning. “I’m sure I wasn’t really a very good actress,” Winslet had said earlier this year while recounting her time on the movie.