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Kate Winslet reveals she ‘never fancied’ Leonardo DiCaprio

It’s been 20 years since Titanic sky-rocketed them both to fame.

And despite playing ill-fated sweethearts Rose and Jack in the 1997 blockbuster about the doomed cruise ship, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s romantic chemistry was only ever on-screen.

Speaking on Tuesday’s edition of Lorraine, Kate, 41, explained: ‘I think for Leo and I it was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young. And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other!

‘We never fancied each other!’ Kate Winslet reveals she and Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio were ‘just friends’… and that she once played with Emma Thompson’s Oscar in her bathroom

Keeping it professional: Despite playing ill-fated sweethearts Rose and Jack in the 1997 blockbuster about the doomed cruise ship, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio 's romantic chemistry was only ever on-screen

Keeping it professional: Despite playing ill-fated sweethearts Rose and Jack in the 1997 blockbuster about the doomed cruise ship, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio ‘s romantic chemistry was only ever on-screen

‘I know that’s really annoying to hear, sorry. We really never did. So it did mean that we were able to have this… be able to tease each other, which we still do, which is really amazing.’

It’s well-documented that the pair have since remained close, despite it being two decades since they worked on Titanic.

‘I can [believe it’s been 20 years] because I’ve lived with it for 20 years,’ the Oscar-winner told Lorraine Kelly. ‘The lovely thing about Titanic for me now, my children and their friends… their friends say, “Oh I love the bit in Titanic when you did…” they are reciting lines from Titanic that, I mean, I’ve long forgotten!

Just friends: Speaking on Tuesday's edition of Lorraine, Kate, 41, explained 'I think for Leo and I it was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young. And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other'

Just friends: Speaking on Tuesday’s edition of Lorraine, Kate, 41, explained ‘I think for Leo and I it was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young. And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other’

Pals: It's well-documented that the pair have since remained close, despite it being two decades since they worked on Titanic

Pals: It’s well-documented that the pair have since remained close, despite it being two decades since they worked on Titanic

‘I’m like “Oh my god is that really what I said?” And they’re like, “Then Jack does this and then Rose does this…” and I’m like goodness! I say to them, you weren’t born when that film was made, which makes me feel very old.

‘There’s another generation of children who are enjoying it and loving it for the first time. It’s like Mary Poppins I like to think.’

Kate also revealed that she once practised accepting an Oscar before she’d won one using Emma Thompson’s.

Practise makes perfect: Kate also revealed that she once practised accepting an Oscar before she'd won one using Emma Thompson's

Practise makes perfect: Kate also revealed that she once practised accepting an Oscar before she’d won one using Emma Thompson’s

‘I remember going to Emma Thompson’s house when I was much younger and didn’t have an Oscar and her Oscar was on the back of the loo and I absolutely picked it up and absolutely went “I want to thank mum and dad…”

‘And then years later I was actually doing it and couldn’t believe it. As I was holding it in my hand and staring at it I was thinking, I’m really saying it and saying those things I’ve dreamed of.

‘Never give up on your dreams. I’m the most unlikely person that could have happened to!’

Kate followed Emma’s lead and stores her Acadamy Award – which she won in 2008 for The Reader – in her downstairs loo.,

‘That’s the reason for it being in there. Everyone wants to hold it and say, “I want to thank my horse riding teacher and my sister for stealing my hairbrush…”

‘You have to give people that opportunity I think to have that little moment of fun.’

She was appearing on the show to promote The Mountain Between Us, her latest action movie that she stars alongside Idris Elba in, that sees her stranded on a mountain with him after a plane crash.

Taking flight: She was appearing on the show to promote The Mountain Between Us, her latest action movie that she stars alongside Idris Elba [L] in, that sees her stranded on a mountain with him after a plane crash

Taking flight: She was appearing on the show to promote The Mountain Between Us, her latest action movie that she stars alongside Idris Elba [L] in, that sees her stranded on a mountain with him after a plane crash

Of shooting on the edge of a mountain, she said: ‘We didn’t know what to expect out of every day. We’d have four different versions of the day on our call sheet… if you couldn’t fly at all we would literally just have to make stuff up, we’d have to change location, change dialogue sometimes.

‘It was fantastic to work in that kind of a spontaneous environment. I have to say the world is beautiful up there. I was very awe struck by just how incredible it was in the Canadian Rockies.’

She went on to add: ‘The thing for me, you use so much more energy just breathing, so we were incredibly tired. I do remember coming home at night and really honestly sleeping for, a dream for most mothers, but 10 and a half hours. It was insane, just because of the amount of energy.

‘Moving at any pace with any effort at altitude actually burns your chest, so that was something we had to adjust to. It was still amazing.’

And on reports she had arthritis in her toe, Kate explained: ‘I did, very annoyingly, because I’m quite an active person.

‘My character Alex injures herself very badly, one of the injuries is her leg is just smashed to pieces, so the whole film I’m limping, I was loading all of my weight into my right leg on the shoot and limping throughout, the wear and the tear and I’ve got arthritis in my big toe.

‘It means I have to do yoga in trainers – people look at me like I’m a bit weird, never mind. Doesn’t matter.’ 

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