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Watch: Kate Winslet's original Titanic screen test

Adam Bub
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Titanic fans, we know you're out there. How else did James Cameron's 1997 film become the second-highest-grossing movie of all time?

Here's a treat: Kate Winslet's original screen test for the role that did anything but sink her career.

At only 19, strawberry-blonde-haired Kate was a bit of a gamble with only a handful of previous roles including Heavenly Creatures and Sense and Sensibility.

Kate filmed three screen tests for James Cameron. Check out the above snippet from one clip released online by Yahoo! (the full screen test appears on the latest Titanic 3D Blu-ray release).

Filmed in February 1996, the scene shows Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate) and Jack (played here by Law and Order's Jeremy Sisto) getting to know each other while looking at his drawings.

Sadly, fans of the famed nude life drawing scene won't be able to see the practise run for that scene.

Interestingly, Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly tried out for the role of Rose, while Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey auditioned to play Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack. What a different film it would've been with those actors!

Check out other kooky facts about Titanic in our slideshow below :

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