Kate Winslet says "Nightmare" Titanic kiss with Leonardo DiCaprio was "not all it's cracked up to be"

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The BTS Story of Titanic's Nightmare Kissing SceneCBS Photo Archive - Getty Images

There are few cinematic moments more iconic than Rose and Jack's first kiss in The Titanic. You know, when she says "Jack, I'm flying!" and then they lock lips as the sun sets / you weep hysterically? THIS OL' THING:

Anyway, apparently the moment was not as romantic as it looked. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Kate said the the scene was a "nightmare" to shoot—in part because the hair and makeup team weren't with them, so Kate had to stuff her dress with brushes and sponges because she and Leo kept getting foundation all over each other's faces.

"What you wouldn't know, because Leo looks completely natural, but he had to lie on sun beds, there's a lot of fake tan makeup going on," Kate explained. "So I have got hidden in here and here, I’ve got his makeup and brushes and sponge, and my makeup and brushes and sponge in the other side. And between takes, I was basically redoing our makeup."

Circling back to the kiss itself, Kate joked "He's quite the romancer, isn't he? No wonder every young girl in the world wanted to be kissed by Leonardo DiCaprio. It was not all it’s cracked up to be." She went on to explain that "We kept doing this kiss, and I have a lot of pale makeup on and I would have to do our makeup checks, me, on both of us, between takes. And I would end up looking as though I’d been sucking a caramel chocolate bar after each take because his makeup would come off on me, and he just looked like there was a bit missing from his face."

I mean, they pulled it off!

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