Leonardo DiCaprio has nothing but love for Titanic co-star Kate Winslet.
Prepare to feel a little old: Director James Cameron's acclaimed big-budget drama hit the silver screen over 18 years ago. Although the pair haven't appeared on-screen together since Revolutionary Road, this doesn't mean that they don't spend a lot of time thinking about each other.
During a recent conversation with the folks over at the Daily Mail, Leonardo DiCaprio discussed his relationship with Kate Winslet. According to the actor, the pair have remained close friends over the years. He also learned that the actress frequently has nothing but nice things to say about her Titanic co-star.
"I feel the same about her. It's been fantastic, honestly, having someone who is my age, and such a real woman. Her husband's awesome, the kids are great, but I don't get to see her as much as I wish," the Wolf of Wall Street star explained.
In addition to dishing about the awesome Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio took a moment to discuss his role in Martin Scorsese's latest cinematic endeavor. According to the Inception star, he refused to use any body doubles while shooting the flick.
"The truth is, I really did everything. It was all me. There were no doubles. Hey, man, I'm playing a modern-day Roman emperor and I'm going to play the hell out of this guy, and anything goes," DiCaprio said.
The award-winning actor added:
"You detach any sense of who you are form the whole process, and just get an excuse to do anything -- and so I did! Trust me, there were times when I had to stop and think, 'What am I about to do in this sequence!' But then I'd tell myself that I'm playing a character. I'm not going to put my own personal vanity into that process. I did -- and showed -- whatever I had to."
Although he's played characters who have delved deep into the world of illegal narcotics -- the actor portrayed Jim Carroll in the 1996 flick The Basketball Diaries -- DiCaprio said he's never used drugs at any point in his life.
"That's because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was three or four years old. So Hollywood was a walk in the park for me... I'd go to parties and it was there and, yeah, there's that temptation. Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in and they essentially say they want to belong. It's incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you're formulating who you are. We've seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it's very unfortunate."
Are you surprised that Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have remained friends after all these years?