Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Have Been Inseparable for 23 Years, and Their Friendship Can Only Be Admired
More often than not, love and friendship in Hollywood don’t last very long, but the friendship between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is completely different. They have supported a warm relationship for 23 years now and it seems that this friendship will never end.
The Bright Side team has been inspired by these actors for a long time now and we offer you a chance to remember how the friendship of Leo and Kate started and how it has developed.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet met on the set of Titanic in 1996. She was 21 years old and he was 22. They showed a romance on screen in such a believable way that the rumors about their relationship in real life could not be avoided. Winslet has said multiple times that during the shooting process, Leo helped her fight her low self-esteem. It’s interesting that their first-ever scene together was the episode where Jack was drawing Rose’s portrait.
By the way, when she found out she was supposed to appear in front of Leo completely naked, she made a radical decision. She put a coat on over her naked body and when they first met, Kate just opened it in front of him. She thought that this brave gesture would help them avoid an awkward situation during the shooting of the scene. Even today, they still love quoting the phrases from Titanic and they continue to laugh about them.
After Titanic they had a strong friendship, and according to the actors themselves, they have never had a romantic relationship. Their second project together was the film Revolutionary Road (2008). In the film, Kate and Leo were a married couple. The director of the film was Sam Mendes and, at the time, he was Kate Winslet’s husband.
After the production of the film, Leo presented Kate with a ring with an engraving. The words are a secret. For her role in Revolutionary Road, the actress won The Golden Globe. As she was receiving the award, she said some very nice words dedicated to her partner in the film and he was blowing kisses at her. Interestingly, when it was announced that Kate was the winner of the award, the first person she hugged was Leo, and her husband was the next.
There have been a lot of unpleasant events in Kate’s life since the moment the 2 stars met. So, the actress has been married twice and she has been through some very tough break-ups. She has 2 children from these relationships and raising them was hard, given her tight work schedule. During these times, Leo even managed to help Kate with the children.
In December 2012, Kate got married to Ned Rocknroll, and Leo walked her down the aisle. Several years later, Kate’s mother died from cancer. As the actress said, her friend Leo literally saved her from despair.
In 2016, many actors boycotted the Oscar ceremony because of the discrimination of black actors. That same year, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for The Revenant and Kate decided to support her friend since she was feeling that he would finally get the award. And she was right.
Over the years, the friendship of these 2 Oscar-winning actors has only grown stronger. In one of her interviews, Kate said that they’ve managed to build and save such a strong friendship because they have never been in love with each other and have never even flirted with each other. Leo has said that he always loved working with Kate. He said that they were like one single mechanism that functions perfectly together.
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