Kate Winslet may visit Titanic in 2012

By Robert Kirchgassner,
Kate Winslet arrives for the French premiere of the film "Carnage" in Paris on November 20, 2011. UPI/David Silpa.

Actress Kate Winslet may visit the wreck of the Titanic in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.

Her company has been requested by renowned businessman Richard Branson. He thought her presence on such an excursion would be fitting since she starred in the 1997 movie Titanic, which, for a time, was the biggest moneymaking film ever released.

The trip itself will involve a 12,500 feet dive into the North Atlantic.

"It is something I am very keen to do. I'm deadly serious about this and I would love to invite Kate to come with me," Branson said. "Wouldn't it be something if the star of Titanic really got to go down to the real ship? I'm going to talk to her but I'm sure it's an opportunity she will jump at."

If Winslet agrees, she and Branson would join Titanic director James Cameron on the first of five submarine trips to the downed vessel.

Tickets for the event run at $60,000 a person.

The expedition will utilize the Russian submersibles Mir1 and Mir2, which are two of only five submarines capable of going down such depths.

Winslet saved Branson’s mother from a fire this past summer. She is reportedly dating Branson’s nephew, Nick Rock'n'roll.

 
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