“She’s such a terrific person in general that our chemistry naturally happened on screen. We just like each other as people,” Leonardo Di Caprio gushed to Entertainment Tonight back in 1997 while promoting the movie Titanic. That was the start of an admirably watertight friendship, one that has proven unsinkable in the 23 years since.
These two have bucked the trend, however, even with the added pressure of everyone willing their favorite on-screen couple to just do it already and get together romantically.
Interestingly, when it was announced that Kate was the winner of the award, the first person she hugged was Leo, and her husband was the next.
Kate believes the longevity of their bond has been because they never even flirted with each other, let alone fell in love. Leo loves working together with Kate, and has been quoted as saying that they were like “one single mechanism that functions perfectly together.”
In the clip, Kate said, “I was like probably how all the women in this audience are, about Leonardo DiCaprio. Initially, I thought, ‘Ugh, how am I gonna work with this beautiful man who’s such a brilliant actor?’ And I met him and he’s honestly so lovely and down-to-earth and normal and so good at what he does.”
Pass the bucket!
Here’s to Leo and Kate, and long may their beautiful friendship continue!