We have literally known the answer to this question for twenty years, but we still cast it across the oceans of time. Did Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio do it???, I clicked this morning, and forever will.
No! Still no, people, and we just went over this last week in a Marie Claire cover story, but Winslet’s back on the press tour promoting her new movie with Idris Elba, which means that this is an appropriate time for entertainment reporters to broach the topic: but did they?
June 19th, Kate Winslet interview with E! News:
“Best kisser? Leo or Idris?”
“I can’t answer that!”
September 12th, E! Online: after rumors have ignited again thanks to an August 3rd, Star Magazine photo gallery of Kate and Leo hanging out by a pool in Saint-Tropez declaring LOVERS AT LAST!, Kate must once again address the issue:
“We weren’t on vacation at all. Leo did his annual fundraiser for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation...He and I went together and we auctioned off dinner with Jack and Rose and actually raised $1.35 million. It was extraordinary.”
September 27th, Kate Winslet cover of Glamour, the lead-up to her new movie is...
“I’m not going to tell you what we actually talk about,” she adds (crushing our dreams), “but yeah, we’re very, very close and sometimes we do quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each another, because only we can, and we find it really funny.”
As that iconic film celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, let’s just take a moment to appreciate that Kate and Leo still occasionally speak to each other as Rose and Jack.
But from one disaster epic to another: ice is also responsible for Kate’s downfall in The Mountain Between Us, out next month.
October 3rd, Kate Winslet cover of Marie Claire:
“I think the reason that friendship works is because there was never any romantic thing...It’s so disappointing for people to hear that, because in the soap opera of the Kate and Leo story we fell in love at first sight and had a million snogs, but actually we never did. He always saw me as one of the boys; I’ve never really been a girly-girl.”
October 3rd, Kate Winslet interview with ITV: No, damn you, no:
“Luckily, and this is the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other,” she said. “I know that’s really annoying to hear, sorry, but we really never did.”
So that’s not happening, but the question will come up on every press tour for every movie they ever make for the rest of their lives until they change their tune so help me God.
For now, the solid information is that their friendship will last, far across a distance, a lifetime, will stay, forever this way, and go on and on and on. Let’s just revisit this 1998 Rolling Stone Kate Winslet profile in which James Cameron fondly recalls Leonardo DiCaprio farting in his overcoat and covering Kate Winslet in it. Dutch ovens (and deep professional respect, I guess) are the stuff of eternal bonds.