Kate Winslet"s thoughts on Titanic, 15 years on: "Leo"s fatter now, and I"m thinner"

'Leo's fatter now, and I'm thinner': Kate Winslet's dig at Titanic co-star 15 years on

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15:11 GMT, 2 April 2012

She famously struggled with her weight during the early years of her fame.

But now that Kate Winslet has achieved a figure she is content with, the actress can look back on her most well-known film, Titanic, and smile smugly.

Because while most fans of the film were distracted by how devastatingly handsome Leonardo DiCaprio was at the time, and Kate got stick for her weight, the actress believes that she's aged better than her co-star.

'Le's fatter, I'm thinner': Kate Winslet has remarked on the difference 15 years have made to herself and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio since Titanic

'Leo's fatter, I'm thinner': Kate Winslet has remarked on the difference 15 years have made to herself and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio since Titanic

'Leo's fatter, I'm thinner': Kate Winslet has remarked on the difference 15 years have made to herself and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio since Titanic

Kate joked during an appearance on Daybreak today that she has lost weight since the classic 1997 film, while Leo has piled on the pounds.

She said: 'We do look very different, we’re older. Leo’s 37, I’m 36 – we were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner. It’s true though!'

Of course, Winslet was only poking fun at her old friend, who she has since worked with again, on the Oscar-nominated Revolutionary Road.

Changing faces: The actress jokes that she is thinner 15 years after the hit movie while her co-star has piled on a few pounds

Changing faces: The actress jokes that she is thinner 15 years after the hit movie while her co-star has piled on a few pounds

The down-to-earth star joked that she was horrified to see herself in 3D at the premiere of the re-released film this week, having not watched Titanic since it was first in cinemas 15 years ago.

Chatting to Kate Garraway for the ITV show, she said: 'I put my glasses on and I sat there all excited and then the second my face came on I was like, “Oh my God, make it stop, switch it off, somebody make it stop, turn the sound down, is that what we looked like Oh my God, look what I looked like and look what Leo looks like!”

'It was completely bizarre, it was like somebody saying we’re going to take a home video that we made of you that’s three-and-a-half hours long and we’re going to make the world watch it all over again. And it was made 15 years ago, how do you feel about that So bizarre, so bizarre.'

I know the bits to cover their eyes': Kate, speaking to ITV1's Daybreak, said she would finally show the film to her children

I know the bits to cover their eyes': Kate, speaking to ITV1's Daybreak, said she would finally show the film to her children

Winslet also revealed that she will allow her children to watch the film, despite its infamous 'nude portrait' scene.

'They’ve still not seen it but now they’re perfect ages to see it and they’ll see it on the big screen with me, in 3D.

Horrifying: Winslet likened the re-lrelease of Titanic to someone showing the world her and Leo's home movies

Eye-opener: Winslet said she will allow her children to watch the film including the 'nude portrait' scene.

'I mean it’s going to be profoundly
weird,' she said. 'I know the bits where I’m going to be covering my
eyes like this, and I’m on eye covering duty and someone else is going
to be on ear covering duty because I haven’t got enough hands.!'

Kate
joked that her son Joe would be more interested in what’s for dinner
than watching his mum on screen: 'He’s fully going to be “when’s dinner
time Can we have dessert today and can I have ketchup”

'I mean that’s
all he’s going to really be concerned is when their next meal is coming.
He’s a good boy, he’s a proper boy.'

Recalling the overnight international
fame she experienced with the release of Titanic, Kate said: 'It was
hard being that famous that quickly because one day I could go and buy a
pint of milk and the next day I couldn’t do that anymore – or I could,
but they would write about how terrible I looked because I hadn’t put
make-up on. So it’s a rather rude awakening when that happens to you.'

'I
look back at that time in my life and I really remember thinking, “I’m
much more grown up than everyone else for my age and I’m really
head-strong, I know exactly who I am.”

'Of
course I look back and I didn’t have a clue and it’s actually only in
the last couple of years of my life that I’ve figured it all out, or
more out than I had done then, and now I do have a feeling of ok I get
it now, now I understand myself.'