It first hit our cinemas 15 years ago (yes, 15 years have passed since we saw that epic film about the love story on board the Titanic headed for an iceberg) but today they have released the 3-D version of the 1997 film. Can you believe that 15 years have passed? It will be officially released on April 4th but there are special screenings today as part of a Valentine’s Day preview. Kate Winslet has come out and discussed the re-release and is excited about it because a whole new generation of people will get to experience the film, but she is also aware of how much she and Leo have changed since it came out and is “slightly freaked out.” The pics from then and now definitely show lots of CHANGE (check out the pic below of Kate and Leo from 1998!) Will you go check out Titanic again?
There are a few films in our time that reach the stature of epic melodrama like Titanic. It was also the breakthrough for two of our biggest stars, Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio. This film definitely defined their careers, and they have both come so far since it was originally released. They were little babies then…
Can you believe how much they have both grown up and changed? I loved finding these old pics because it reminded me just how much time had passed since Titanic came out. It didn’t feel like that many years in my mind, but when I saw these photos it reminded me. It also reminded me where I was when I watched this movie, back in ’97, and how much has changed in my own life. Wow time has seriously flown!
Kate has said that the 3-D version of the film is “extraordinary.” But, she could only stand watching 17 minutes of it because it made her feel “weird”…
“I was literally like, ‘Oh my God, make it stop! Is that me? Oh my God, that’s me. Block my ears, somebody! Somebody club out my senses. Make it (expletive) stop!’…”And Leo looks so young and so skinny!” “I do feel very excited about it, because I can tell that a whole new generation is going to get to experience the film…”(My children) Mia and Joe still have not seen it. So it is very exciting that I can actually sit with them — together — and we can all watch it together in a movie theater, and that is going to be quite amazing, actually.”
Kate was 21 years old when they filmed Titanic, now she has two children, who are 11 and 8 years old. It must be very strange for her to revisit her former self on screen, not just from a professional perspective to see how much her acting style has changed, but also as a reminder of how much she has grown as a person.
“I’m sure I wasn’t really a very good actress. Seriously, we are talking about something that happened 15 years ago. It is a very long time ago. I’ve learned so much, and I’ve changed as a person so much since then. It is really quite weird. Can you imagine anything stranger? It’s going to be like famous all over again, Titanic all over again!”
Yes, Titanic all over again! The cinematography will be amazing in 3-D I imagine. Can’t you just see the moment when the ship hits the iceberg.. in 3-D! It will feel like you’re on that ship. It is worth going just for that.
I am not embarrassed to say that I LOVED Titanic back then in 1997, and I suspect there are many people out there who also did, and have been too shy to admit it until now, at it’s re-release. I remember balling my eyes out in the cinema as Rose clung onto a chunk of ice and Jack, the love of her life drowned in the icy water. Even those who aren’t into the melodrama of the film will go and see it in 3-D I think… it’s iconic, plus 15 years have passed which makes this film a classic, I say. And, what’s more… we love Kate and Leo!