Kate Winslet claims she never had the hots for young Leo DiCaprio, and my heart will NOT go on

Leonardo DiCaprio was pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the adolescent realization that I was into boys. I mean, come on — did anyone really think that I was watching Growing Pains for the narrative? When Peak Leo Sexiness occurred during Titanic, that pretty much cinched the deal. (A reminder that this was all well before his highly-publicized, modelizing ways.)

I’m certainly not alone in this. Leo probably instigated plenty of sexual awakenings. However — and you may want to sit down for this — his Titanic costar, Kate Winslet, was not one of them.

During a recent interview on British TV show Lorraine, Winslet admitted that she and Leo were never romantically attracted to one another, which actually made working on set much easier.

“It was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young,” she says. “And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other!”

Kate, WHAT? You’re breaking my heart over here.

“I know that’s really annoying to hear, sorry. We really never did. So it did mean that we were able to have this… be able to tease each other, which we still do, which is really amazing.”

Which is all well and good, but it’s somewhat disheartening to hear that one of the most formative love stories of my childhood never eked offscreen just a little bit.

Unlike some celebrities who have acted in now-iconic roles, Winslet also says that she isn’t annoyed by the Titanic hype at all (because she’s a refreshingly lovely human being).

“The lovely thing about Titanic for me now, my children and their friends… their friends say, ‘Oh I love the bit in Titanic when you did…’ they are reciting lines from Titanic that, I mean, I’ve long forgotten! I’m like, ‘Oh my God, is that really what I said?’ And they’re like, ‘Then Jack does this and then Rose does this…’ and I’m like ‘Goodness!’ I say to them, ‘You weren’t born when that film was made’, which makes me feel very old.”

“There’s another generation of children who are enjoying it and loving it for the first time. It’s like Mary Poppins, I like to think,” she adds.

Right. Except, you know … more death, and boobs and stuff.

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