Winslet squeezed Di Caprio’s hand as she rushed down the aisle to pick up her award, and later, in the pressroom, Di Caprio called Winslet his “homegirl.” The two were later seen backstage cozied up to each other, clutching their newly won BAFTAs in their hands.
Cameras cut to the 40-year-old actress and her husband, Ned Rocknroll, looking proudly at the 41-year-old actor on stage (about minutes into speech).
Winslet didn’t win that night, but shortly after the SAG awards, she explained why attending the Oscars this year was so important to her: “I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo’s year.
[H]e is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him.”.
But, even then, Kate seemed more mature and worldly than I was.“I cried on her shoulder many times as we found the demands of filming under the director James Cameron so tough. Titanic had become a career-long obsession and he didn’t want anything to go wrong.
He even drew Winslet’s nude picture, which featured so markedly in the movie, supposedly sketched by Di Caprio’s character, who sat and watched his co-star sprawl naked on a sofa during the scene. She never lets me take myself seriously, even if I wanted to. “I admire her for the way she is able to conduct her personal life, which is so hard – sometimes impossible – in this business.“A lot of your life is put on hold when you make movies.
But it’s a long road to Oscar and, lucky us, Kate has been by his side the whole way.
They may not be co-stars this year, but Leo and Kate have been friends for nearly 20 years (he walked her down the aisle for her 2012 wedding to Ned Rocknroll).
“She’s the same person she’s always been,” Leo told his interviewer as Kate looked on.
You decide for yourself if it all played out that way or if this similarly not-confirmable 2006 Oscars wink is also just the by-product of overzealous Back to reality and the biggest awards night in the history of Kate and Leo’s friendship (so far). I love you with all my heart, I really do.” The camera caught Leo responding by blowing her a kiss from the audience.
The pair were side-by-side again, having both starred in and received nominations for their work as a married couple in would decide to settle down and have kids and if it was hard to play a married man having no experience with marriage himself. He gave the best performance he’s ever given in his life.” As you can see, above, Leo was grateful for her intervention. with the headline “Best Actress,” and, as she pointed out to Mario Lopez on the red carpet, Di Caprio had given her the necklace she was wearing in the cover photo.
It has been, he told me in our previous meetings before the wedding, a relationship of laughter and tears all the way.“She’s one of my closest friends and feels we can say anything to each other,” he says.
“We were both just kids of 21 when we made Titanic all those years ago. But friends – not lovers.”Director Cameron, 58, has since admitted that he pushed his two young leads more than any other actors.
So it should come as no surprise to hear Leo call Kate his “favorite actor.” Di Caprio brought his dad as his date but said Kate was “hanging out with” him that night.