Kate Winslet in 'Titanic' Photograph:( Twitter )
Kate Winslet became an overnight sensation after her hugely successful film 'Titanic' with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Any of us who love Hollywood films, swear by James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster ‘Titanic’ and now we have news on how Kate Winslet handled instant fame after the hugely popular film.
Right after the film came out, Kate Winslet took a trip to India and she told Candis magazine that she had a heartfelt moment when she was recognised from the film by an 85-year-old man in India.
Playing the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater, Kate became an instant rage. She revealed, “Titanic was everywhere. A couple of years after it come out, I went to India. I was walking in the foothills of the Himalayas, just me with my backpack on my back and a man came towards me with a walking stick, he must have been 85 and was blind in one eye. He looked at me and said, ‘You — ‘Titanic!’ I said yes, and he just put his hand on his heart and said, ‘Thank you’. I burst into tears. It really helped me understand how much that film had given to so many people.”
The actor said she is proud of the James Cameron-directed movie, but the huge success made her uncomfortable.
“I was leading quite a public life, which I was not prepared for at all. All of a sudden, people were looking at me, talking about me — I would read or hear things about me which were just untrue. I’m only human and that hurt! My twenties were a bit of a roller coaster, in fact, with some amazing times but some hard times too. These days I look back and think, ‘Whew — I went through all of that?”’ she said.