James Cameron warned Leonardo DiCaprio, “You’re going to read, or you’re not going to get the part,” after the actor declined to do so at the Titanic screen test. It was an interesting incident of titanic which is revealed by Titanic Director
An interesting incident was recalled by the director of the famous movie Titanic, James Cameron. Leonardo DiCaprio almost didn’t land the role of Jack in Titanic, according to director James Cameron, because he didn’t want to go to the audition. James reportedly told Leonardo, “You’re going to read, or you’re not going to get the part.”
An interesting incident of Titanic
“I recall that Leo and I had a meeting.” In a video interview with GQ magazine, the director of Avatar: The Way of Water discussed his filmmaking experience and added, “And then there was a screen test, Leo.” “The meeting was amusing since, as you know, I’m waiting to meet an actor in my conference room. And when I turn to look, I notice that, for some reason, every single woman in the workplace is there in the meeting. For instance, the executive producer is a woman, OK, fine. Our accountant, though? What made her attend the meeting? Everyone was eager to see Leo. It was hilarious. I thought I already knew the answer to the question here as I thought about it.
The Academy Award-winning director said that Leonardo “charmed everyone” when they first met, including himself. The director wanted to assess how well he got along with the actress Kate Winslet, who by that point had already been cast as Rose, therefore, the question concerning the screen test was crucial. He returned a few days later, and I had the camera set up to film the video, according to James. He had no idea he was going to take the test. He mistook it for a second encounter with Kate. I responded, “Okay, let’s just go into the next room, run a few lines, and I’ll record it.” “You mean I’m reading,” he replied. I replied, “Yeah.” “Oh, I don’t read,” he said. I gave him a handshake and said, “Thank you for stopping by.”
Leonardo came to the conclusion that reading was required at that point. “Stop, stop, stop!” Do you mean that if I don’t read, I won’t understand the portion immediately? The performer inquired. James Cameron then described the nature of the movie to the actor, “You’ll be away doing five other things while I spend two years on a massive movie that will consume all of my time while also requiring extensive model work. So I won’t screw it up. “You’re going to read, or you won’t get the part because I made the wrong casting choice, so do either one.”
James Cameron remembered how Leonardo DiCaprio “transformed into Jack and Kate just lighted up and they went into this whole thing and he did the moment,” which put all questions to rest when the director yelled action. An opening in the clouds allowed for the entry of a sunbeam that illuminated Jack. All right, he’s the one, I think.
Titanic would go on to be a big critical and financial success, winning eleven Oscars and making more money at the box office than any other movie before it. With a $2.2 billion domestic box office haul, it is currently the third-highest-grossing film.