"I hope that when the audience meets Rose they'll actually think she's rather spoiled," shares Kate Winslet. "Then we'll come to know why she's so mysterious around Cal, because boarding the ship is very much like she's walking to her execution, really"
"She's a very spirited girl and she has a lot to give. She wants to explore the whole world but she knows that it's never going to happen because she's engaged to Cal and she's being pressured into his limited world of what's proper and what's acceptable. Initially, she probably did fall in love with him and was very flattered by his affections and attention. Nobody forced her into the engagement. It was only later that she realized he's a rather pompous piece of work"
"I was naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio on his first day of shooting"
"One thing that's very important to me in life is, through having a relationship with somebody and loving that person and being allowed to feel the whole emotion of love despite all of the risks, you can find out who you are. And when Rose meets Jack she cuts through all of the class and money nonsense and connects with something real and alive and passionate in his soul. And when I read the script I was in floods of tears, because it takes you to the point where you would do anything — absolutely anything — to stop that ship from sinking."
Leonardo Dicaprio, as Jack
"It almost always happens that some of the most important scenes get shot at the very beginning when you're still getting to know each other. Kate is great. She had no shame with it. She wanted to break the ice a little bit beforehand so she flashed me. I wasn't prepared for that, so she had one up on me. It was pretty much comfortable after that"
"The first dive was a nightmare. We didn't see the ship until we were 15 feet from it. Initially, I had totally superimposed my vision onto the ship and made the mistake of not letting Titanic talk to me. I was like the astronauts who experienced the moon as a series of checklists and mission protocols. So, at a certain point I abandoned 'the plan' and allowed the emotional part of my mind to engage with the ship. It made all the difference in the world. "
"Accuracy is a big challenge for us. Wherever possible we want to tell our story within an absolutely rigorous, historically accurate framework, complementing history rather than distorting it"
Other cast members
"It wasn't a happy moment, I must say, to see every wrinkle and liver spot I thought I didn't have multiplied several times."