Director James Cameron revealed why Leonardo DiCaprio almost lost the movie role that marked his life. Leonardo DiCaprio in the cult film "Titanic" achieved the role that marked his life, but now it has been revealed that he almost missed it and that director James Cameron wanted to show him the door when he came to the audition.
James revealed the details in an interview with GQ, saying that he asked Leonardo to come to the audition to test and see if there was chemistry between him and Kate Winslet, who had already been cast as Rose. He revealed that the actor actually thought he was just coming to meet Kate, but when he found out he would be reading the script with her, he replied: “‘Oh, I don’t read,'” Cameron said DiCaprio told him before the director shook his hand and said, “Well, thanks for coming by”.
It was then, Cameron said, that DiCaprio replied, “Wait, wait, wait, if I don’t read, I don’t get the part. Just like that?'” Cameron went on to say that Titanic was “a giant movie that is going to take two years of my life, and you’ll be gone doing five other things while I’m doing post-production.
So I’m not going to f— it up by making the wrong decision in casting. So you’re going to read, or you’re not going to get the part”.
The role of Jack launched Leonardo into the world of successful films
This attitude bothered James, so he told him that he could read or lose the chance for the role.
Leonardo then reluctantly agreed to it and that the atmosphere was very uncomfortable and acted like a diva until James shouted "action". He then immediately turned into Jack and at that moment he knew that Leonardo would conquer the whole world.
This turned out to be true and the role of Jack launched Leonardo into the world of successful films, which he is still successful 25 years later. These days, Leonardo found himself at the center of attention due to the details of his private life, after rumors that he was kissing again became louder.
His heart was allegedly won by the model Gigi Hadid, with whom he was seen on several occasions, the last time in front of a restaurant in New York. The 48-year-old Oscar winner and 27-year-old Gigi were filmed while he unsuccessfully tried to hide under a dark hat and a face mask, and she hid under a scarf, but the paparazzi spotted them in time.
It was their first public outing after they were seen hanging out together at a Halloween party where they arrived with Gigi's sister Bella, friend Irina Shayk and art dealer Helly Nahmad. Although it is known that DiCaprio loves models, it is interesting that Gigi is older than the girls he has dated so far.
It is known that none of his exes were older than 25 years. Also, if the rumors about their relationship are true, this will be the first time he has dated a woman with a child. Gigi is the mother of a little girl, Khai, who she had with her ex-boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, whom she broke up with at the end of last year.