Paul Rudd Says He May Have Convinced Leonardo DiCaprio To Do ‘Titanic’

Rudd said Leo was a bit hesitant about doing a big studio movie

October 17, 2019
Paul Rudd

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Looks like we can thank Paul Rudd for Leonardo DiCaprio being in ‘Titanic’. 

While appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Rudd revealed that while he was working on ‘Romeo + Juliet’, Leo said he was hesitant about doing a big studio movie with James Cameron. Rudd said he might have helped push Leo to do ‘Titanic’. 

“I don’t think I had an influence on whether DiCaprio took the role, but sometimes, looking back, you find yourself in some interesting conversations and moments in time.”

The two were riding in a car together when Rudd said it would awesome to do a movie about the Titanic and that he should do it. 

“I was riding to the place with Leo and he said, ‘I just got offered this movie, and it’s a big movie.’ And he had done indie films up to that point. He said, ‘It’s a studio movie, it’s Titanic.'”

“I said, ‘That’s incredible!’ And I knew a lot about Titanic because my dad just talked about it at the table. And we had a conversation about it and Leo was saying, ‘Oh, like I don’t know what I’ll do.’ I remember saying, ‘You should do it!’”

Rudd doesn’t believe his conversation with Leo is why he did the movie, but finds it interesting. 

“I don’t think I had any say, but it is kind of interesting to think back on that. Cause he did it. He did the movie.”

Via: NME