When Leonardo DiCaprio almost lost the Titanic because he refused a screen test | Hollywood
directed by James Cameron It revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio He almost didn’t get the role of Jack in Titanic because he didn’t want to audition for the part. I’m not going to get it.” (Also read: Arbaaz Khan reveals he did the first audition of his life for Tanaav: ‘I felt weird, but I took it as a challenge’)
“I remember meeting Leo, and then there was a screen test Leo,” the Avatar: Path of Water director said about his filmmaking career in a video interview with GQ magazine. “I was sitting in the conference room waiting to meet the actors, so the meeting was interesting, wasn’t it? For example, we have a female executive producer, but our accountant, why was she at the meeting, everybody wanted to see Leo, was hysterical, I looked around and said, “I think you already know the answer to this question.”
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker said Leonardo “fascinated everyone” at the first meeting itself, including him. The director wanted to see the chemistry between him and actor Kate Winslet, so the question about the screen test was important. I set up the camera,” said James. “He didn’t know he was going to be tested. He thought it was another meeting to see Kate. So I was like, ‘Okay, go to the next room and play some lines and Let’s put it on video.” And he said, “I mean, am I reading?” I said, “Yeah.” He said, “Oh, I didn’t read.” I shook his hand and said, ‘Thank you for coming. “
It was then that Leonardo realized that reading was a must. “Wait wait wait wait. I mean, if I don’t read it, I can’t understand that part,” the actor asked. In the meantime, you will be doing 5 other things. So I’m not going to mess with it. You either read or you can’t get the part because I’m making the wrong decisions in casting.
James Cameron said that Leonardo DiCaprio was “turned into Jack and Kate had just been lit up and they got into all this and he acted out the scene. I’m like, ‘Okay, he’s the guy.'”
Titanic was a major critical and commercial success, winning 11 Oscars and becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. It has become the number one movie.
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