Kate Winslet on terrifying near-death experience on Titanic set: ‘I had no breath left’
KATE WINSLET skyrocketed to fame as Rose Dewitt Bukater in Titanic, but the role almost cost her life.
Decades after the James Cameron classic released, Titanic is still a prominent entity in pop culture. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are almost inseparable from the Titanic film, where they starred as star-crossed lovers Rose Dewitt Bukater and Jack Dawson.
Although the film saw many fictional deaths in the sinking of the Titanic, Winslet almost found her own on-set, twice.
The cast weren’t in the icy waters of the North Atlantic ocean but the large pool of water they filmed in was still cold enough to give the actress hypothermia
She revealed this when speaking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, candidly saying: “I was really f*****g cold!”
The water was not done tormenting Winslet though, as she also almost drowned and received a handful of injuries during a scene in the sinking ship.
The scene sees Jack and Rose attempting to escape the ship as water pours in but they find themselves trapped by a gate