Celine Dion makes Kate Winslet feel "like throwing up"
If even the thought of Celine Dion’s melodramatic warbling makes you nauseous, don’t worry—you are not alone. In an interview with MTV for the 3-D revamp of Titanic (opening tomorrow), Kate Winslet admitted that Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” makes her feel “like throwing up.”
Though the comment makes for a juicy sound bite, it is to be expected, since the Titanic theme tune follows Winslet everywhere she goes—be it bars, restaurants, or Italian talk shows—like an obnoxious poltergeist from her past. Case in point: According to the outspoken Oscar winner, during a talk show interview in Milan, the host “rather severely” and awkwardly urged her to perform the song “as though [she] had sung it [herself] in the first place.” Needless to say, she couldn’t be persuaded.
Winslet is inevitably in for more French-Canadian torture as Titanic 3D steers its way to a new generation of weepy audiences this week. Nonetheless, the seasoned star sounded enthusiastic about the re-release in a recent interview with Access Hollywood: “It looks amazing. It’s spectacular and overwhelming in all the right ways.”
James Cameron is arguably the only director in recent years, besides Scorsese, to have used the 3-D gimmick for good, not evil (see Avatar’s groundbreaking visuals), so tentative optimism for Titanic 3-D may be in order. Until tomorrow, that is. Then, heaven help you if you feel the same about “My Heart Will Go On” as Kate Winslet.