James Cameron Says Kate Winslet Was ‘Traumatized’ By ‘Titanic’

Kate Winslet might have skilled a sinking feeling on the set of “Titanic” — as a result of in response to director James Cameron, she might have been in slightly over her head.

“I think Kate came out of ‘Titanic’ a bit traumatized by the scale of the production and her responsibility within it,” Cameron instructed Radio Occasions (by way of HuffPost U.Okay.) of his 1997 smash hit movie that propelled a then 22-year-old Winslet into worldwide fame.

Winslet will lastly seem in one other considered one of Cameron’s motion pictures 25 years after “Titanic” in his upcoming “Avatar” sequel. She’s going to play Ronal, a matriarch of the oceanic Na’vi clan, Metkayina.

“We’ve both been eager over time to work together again, to see what the other is about at this point in our lives and careers,” Cameron stated.

Winslet, Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio in 1998.

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He then famous that the “Mare of Easttown” star’s vitality has modified a complete lot for the reason that Nineteen Nineties.

“She’s very large and in charge on set,” Cameron stated. “You’d swear she was producing the film!”

Winslet was open about Cameron’s depth whereas selling “Titanic.” She instructed reporters on the time that Cameron “has a temper like you wouldn’t believe” and that “there were times I was genuinely frightened of him.”

She additionally spoke of 90-hour work weeks and contracting hypothermia after lengthy durations spent filming in freezing waters.

“You’d have to pay me a lot of money to work with Jim again,” she stated on the time.

Winslet as Rose in “Titanic.”
Winslet as Rose in “Titanic.”

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But, the “Mare of Easttown” star lately instructed The Telegraph that whereas the Titanic set was “tough,” Cameron is a “genius” and appears a bit extra laid again these days.

“I loved doing Avatar with Jim — he is much more calm now. In those days there was no space for him to say, ‘It might not work.’ He had to make it work,” Winslet stated. “There were all those conversations about this huge film, ‘Titanic.’ I can’t imagine the pressure. As we get older we learn how to say, ‘I made a mistake.’ We all get better at that, don’t we?”