The actual ship may have sunk 100 years ago, but the movie version of "Titanic" launched the careers of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Just as the 3D version of the movie gets ready to leave the dock, the actress torpedoed her former co-star with a taunt about his weight.
"We do look very different," Kate observed on British TV chat show "Daybreak, comparing how age has affected their appearance. "He's fatter now -- I'm thinner."
Even if the comment was meant as a friendly rib, the remark could come back to bite the actress who was picked on for being too pudgy when the blockbuster film about a sea voyage gone awry was released in 1997.
The "Contagion" actress was nicknamed "Blubber" as a teen and worried her weight would prevent her from having a serious acting career.
Over the years the celebrity PETA supporter acted like she was okay with her ample frame, quipping, "I'd much rather be known as some curvy Kate than as some skinny stick." Before shedding weight in recent years she claimed, "I'll never be a stick insect, and I wouldn't want to be either because it seems to me that a lot of people who are very thin are just really unhappy."
The comparatively waifish Winslet may now have to eat her words, which fortunately do not contain any calories. But she is not the only movie actress or actor who has suffered from foot-in-mouth syndrome.
Scottish Actor James McAvoy, who co-starred with pouty lipped Angelina Jolie in "Wanted," gave the A-lister a D-minus for her kissing skills on the movie set. "It was awkward, sweaty and not very nice," he said, describing a smooching scene in the film.
Sharon Stone wasn't playing patty cakes with Gwyneth Paltrow when she patronizingly described the self-appointed lifestyle guru as "very young and (living) in a rarefied air that's very thin . . . like she's not getting enough oxygen."
Most recently, Jon Hamm made Kim Kardashian the poster girl for pop culture in an interview with Elle. "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," he told the UK version of the magazine. "Being a f-cking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
Ouch. Guess who's probably not watching "Mad Men" on Sunday nights any more.
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