Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are both embarrassed seeing themselves as Jack and Rose in 'Titanic' again

By April Chieffo,
English actress Kate Winslet attends the World Premiere of "Titanic 3D" at The Royal Albert Hall in London on March 27, 2012. UPI/Paul Treadway

Titanic fans are excited to see the Oscar-winning James Cameron-directed film sail back into theaters in 3D. There are two people, however, who would rather not see it again: Jack and Rose themselves, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Although they walked away with a long-lasting friendship and A-list status, Winslet and DiCaprio are a little embarrassed to see themselves 15 years ago when they were 21 and 22 years old. James Cameron says when DiCaprio, now 37, saw himself as Jack Dawson again, he couldn’t help but laugh.

"I just saw Leo a few months ago and I showed him 18 minutes of the film converted to 3D," said director James Cameron, according to People. "We had a good reminisce and, of course, he was guffawing at what a kid he was in the movie. I think he hadn't seen it in a while and seeing it on a big screen, he was literally just snorting into his hands at one point."

Winslet, 36, is a little more eager to keep the past in the past.

“The second it came up I literally went, ‘make it stop, make it stop, turn it off. I’m blocking it off. Do I really sound like that? Did I really look like that?’ It’s very, very bizarre,” Winslet told ABC News recently. “It’s like someone saying, ‘OK here’s a home video we made of you 16 years ago and now we’re gonna make you watch yourself in 3D.’”

Winslet says she’s so embarrassed that the film is back in theaters and in 3D because she and Leo have changed, not just physically, and Winslet says she has evolved as an actress since shooting the film, which premiered back in 1997.

"Here we are 15 years on, and I've learnt so much more, not just about myself but the job that I do and the world of film, and I look at myself in Titanic and I wish I could bring all this knowledge that I now have into that,” she explained.

Titanic returned to theaters April 4. The return to theaters is to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic back in April of 1912.



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