'Titanic' Time Warp: An Interview with Young Leonardo DiCaprio, Circa 1997

We’re enormous Titanic fans here at Freshly Popped. And so while we await our opportunity to go back and visit “This Ship of Dreams” this Wednesday, we’re using our Titanic Time Warp feature to check in with the cast and crew of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning masterpiece to see what they had to say about the process of making Titanic, long before it became the massive blockbuster we now know it to be. 

With Paramount’s help, we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive feature that welcomes you into a virtual time machine, spins the dial back to 1997 to brings you long-lost interviews that were part of Titanic’s promotional campaign from 15 years ago. 
 
Earlier, we brought you Kate Winslet reflecting on the epic scope of an early scene from the film; the importance of the romance between her character and Leonardo DiCaprio’s vagabond artist, Jack; and the thrill of working with an icon like Gloria Stuart. Click here to see the Oscar-nominated actress in all her Titanic glory. 
 
Today, it’s her co-star’s turn. Before he became Jack Dawson, DiCaprio was best known for playing Romeo in Baz Luhrmann’s reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. It’s hard to believe that DiCaprio wasn’t yet the Hollywood heavy hitter who’d go on to collaborate with titans such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan and Clint Eastwood. 
 
But it all started with Cameron, who DiCaprio speaks fondly of in this vintage 1997 clip promoting Titanic. It’s an exclusive, only here on Fandango:
 

I love that quote from DiCaprio about how surreal the actual filming of Titanic was to him as a young actor. That’s how we felt watching the movie, and that’s why we can’t wait to see it all over again. 
 
Keep checking the site this week as we ramp up for the relaunch of Titanic 3D with vintage insight from the “King of the World” himself, James Cameron, coming on Wednesday. 
 
Are you ready to go back to Titanic? Grab your tickets here, and watch the exclusive trailer for the 3D rerelease, only on Fandango.
 

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