Kate Winslet Titanic
For Kate Winslet Titanic meant making it onto the Hollywood “A” list, though her salaries are still not on the level of Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie. Many would say her acting abilities have surpassed the top-paid actresses of today, though.
Prior to Titanic, Kate Winslet had five films under her belt and had been nominated for numerous awards, all by the age of 20. She won an Oscar and a SAG award for her performance in Sense and Sensibility and was nominated (and won) again for Titanic.
Kate Winslet Titanic salary was a fraction of the $2.5 million that Leonardo made for the film, yet Leo was not even nominated for his performance in the film. Not yet considered leading lady, Kate campaigned for the role after Gwyneth Paltrow & Claire Danes turned it down. Winslet sent notes to James Cameron saying things like “I am your Rose” until she was given an audition.
So, did Kate Winslet Titanic role earn her “A” list status? You bet! Kate was well suited to play Rose with her blond curls and her fuller figure, common for women in 1912. She played the aristocratic yet socially frustrated Rose DeWitt Budaker to the hilt. She was gorgeous in those period gowns, yet exhibited a wonderful sense of freedom and moxy when interacting with Jack and partying with the third class passengers.
Kate Winslet Titanic work meant a grueling 7-month long filming schedule, with much of it spent cold and wet. James Cameron was reported to be very demanding, and at one point after Kate had nearly drowned while filming a scene, Cameron merely looked at her and calmly said, “Let’s do it again.” Kate Winslet Titanic could be compared in a very small way to the real Titanic – wet, cold and physically exhausting. She also found it exhilarating to be working on the film.
A number of her suggestions were used in the film, including the idea to spit in Cal’s face rather than poke him with a hairpin as it was originally written. The line Rose says to Jack as they cling to the bow of the ship, “This is where we first met!” was written by Winslet. She and DiCaprio developed a friendship during the filming, keeping each other’s spirits up between takes of being submerged in cold water on various sets. The chemistry between the two worked and millions of fans fell in love with Jack and Rose over and over again.
Kate Winslet Titanic role earned her “A” list status alright, and she deserves to keep moving up the list and to be considered one of the finest actresses in film today. If there’s any doubt, check out any of her independent, smaller budget films such as Heavenly Creatures.
Kate Winslet Titanic role she plays a feisty, independent and headstrong young girl. In real life, Winslet is a feisty, independent and headstrong young woman who continues to seek out roles that mean something to her and her fans.