Near, far, wherever you are — don’t bother trying to serenade Kate Winslet with a certain Celine Dion ballad. The Academy Award winner told MTV News yesterday that Titanic‘s bombastic theme song makes her sort of seasick: “I do feel like throwing up” after hearing it, she said with a laugh. To quote another ’90s icon: That was way harsh, Rose.
In the interview, Winslet does manage to convey her annoyance without sounding spoiled or entitled. “I have loads of funny stories” thanks to the film, she explains. Either way, I can’t help feeling for the woman — imagine if people insisted on playing a Celine Dion song every time you walked into a room. (Well, any Celine song besides “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” That song rules.) Watch Winslet’s interview below.
In the clip, Winslet also reveals that Celine’s warbling isn’t the only thing she dreads. Starring in Titanic means being subjected to endless ship quips — especially if the actress happens to be aboard “any boat of any kind.”
“Honestly, I actually now get onto boats and say, ‘No jokes, okay? No jokes. Can we just move on from that? And if you have any jokes, let’s just get them out of the way right now. Thank you. Anyone? Jokes, jokes? OK, moving on,'” Winslet explains. Unfortunately, her words generally fall on deaf ears: “And then they still tell jokes.”
We can only imagine what would happen if she ever attended the Winter Olympics (all that ice!) or a spitting competition.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Do Winslet’s comments make you like her more or less? And are they making you excited about Titanic‘s re-release?