In honor of the 3-D release of Titanic, and the fact today is Celine Dion’s birthday, here’s a little fun fact about Titanic star Kate Winslet.
She hates My Heart Will Go On, the theme song for Titanic. Winslet told MTV that hearing the song makes her feel “Like throwing up.” After taking a moment to reconsider her feelings, she affirmed her first instinct was the correct one.
“No, I shouldn’t say that,” Winslet added, thinking through her response before coming to this conclusion: “No, actually, I do feel like throwing up.”
“I wish I could say, ‘Oh listen, everybody! It’s the Celine Dion song!’ But I don’t,” Winslet admitted. “I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll.” Winslet went on to explain that every time she walks into a bar or a restaurant with a pianist, they never miss an opportunity to start playing the notes. “It’s thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song,” she laughed.
I can’t blame her. I remember not being able to turn on the radio for the first half of 1998, when every ClearChannel radio station played the Titanic soundtrack on repeat nonstop. I swear, I’d turn on the radio and no matter which station it was tuned to, My Heart Will Go On would be playing. That song would come through my speakers and shit on my eardrums constantly. Even when it ended, it didn’t matter. The day was ruined because Celine’s voice would then go on continuous loop in my brain.
Now, imagine Kate Winslet and that song being her my personal serenade for the rest of her life! I can’t say that if I were here, there wouldn’t be an incident with a broken wine bottle, a bloody piano player and me drunkenly slurring out, “Now will your heart go on? NOW WILL IT?! ROSE LET GO OF JACK, YOU STUPID BITCH!”
So basically Kate, what I’m saying is I completely understand.
Billy Zane, Bill Paxton, Frances Fisher, James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amiss attend the Titanic 3-D World Premiere on March 27th in London: