Winslet hated kissing Leonardo Di Caprio in film
Actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she hated kissing her co-actor Leonardo Di Caprio despite her husband insisting her, when they were paired opposite each other in their latest movie Revolutionary Road.india Updated: Jan 01, 2009 17:55 IST
Actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she hated kissing her co-actor Leonardo Di Caprio despite her husband insisting her, when they were paired opposite each other in their latest movie Revolutionary Road.
Winslet's husband, director Sam Mendes, brought her and Di Caprio back together on the big screen in Revolutionary Road after they were seen last in the blockbuster romantic film Titanic, the Daily Mail reported.
Winslet had to be intimate with Di Caprio as as they play a married couple in the film.
Ironically all the intimate scenes in the film were co-ordinated by her director husband.
"It was more that neither Sam nor Leo seemed the slightest bit bothered. I was like, 'Is it just me who feels a bit weird about this? You know. My friend. My husband'.
"But it was just me. There's this amazing still that was taken on set of Leo and me kissing, and Sam is in the background...You can see this look of absolute intensity on his face and I knew all he was thinking about at that moment was the frame of the shot," Winslet told Elle magazine expressing her embarrassment.
Winslet says she and Leo have a special chemistry on screen because they have stayed close since 1997 blockbuster Titanic.
"Leo's friendship is a major thing in my life. It's a big relationship. We met when we were very young and did this incredible film (Titanic) which changed both our lives, but the best thing to come out of it was this friendship," she adds.
The stunning actress always struggled with her weight, sometimes as a bulky teenager and later as an overweight actress. But now a simple exercise regime has finally helped her to get the most perfect figure.
Winslet has always attacked Hollywood's obsession with skinny women.
The mother of two was furious when a dramatically altered photo of her with thinner legs and a flatter stomach appeared on the cover of GQ in 2003.
But after getting down to size zero Winslet insists that she has slimmed down after her regular Pilates sessions at her home which she has done since having her second child five years ago.
The actress also dismisses suggestions of gruelling exercise regimes or strict diets being responsible for her new look.
"I've actually been this way since I had Joe. I still don't believe in this craziness for being skinny, but I eat sensibly and I don't stuff down chocolate biscuits...I don't go to the gym because I don't have time but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home," claims the Titanic star.
She describes herself as a 'very vocal drum-beater for normal women'.
"I guess I have to admit I do care what people think. I hate people thinking I'm some pretentious fraud," she adds.
First Published: Jan 01, 2009 17:51 IST