When we think of Leonardo DiCaprio, the first thing that comes to mind is the same thing that every woman instantly thinks of—Titanic. When the film was released in 1997, Leo was a nothing more than an 18-year-old struggling actor who had just been given his biggest role to date and no one, not even him, could predict the chaos that was about to unfold.
As soon as the flick hit the big screen, every women (and a pretty big portion of men, too) fell head over heels for the now 40-year-old, floppy haired heart-throb. His on-screen charm and boyish good looks were enough to make this role is legacy, and although he's gone on to become one of Hollywood's highest earning male stars, acting in some of the most noteworthy films of the past twenty years, he just can't shake his first lead role, whether he wants to or not.
Our obsession is such that, as soon as we saw the news that his youngest co-star from Titanic had spoken out about her time with Leo on set, we collectively let out a girlish squeal. Surely he was just as dreamy in real life as he was in the film, right? RIGHT?
Right. Alexandrea Owens, who played Cora—the little 8-year-old girl lucky enough to get a waltz around the dance floor with Leo before he did *that* spinny thing with Kate Winslet—has revealed to Buzzfeed US what it was actually like to work on the film and she has shared some AMAZING tidbits about Leonardo that'll make you love him all the more. If that's even possible.
While their dance scene in the third class quarters is probably their best known, Alex and Leo actually had to film together a helluva lot. And she has the best memories of him on set.
Giving us just a little bit on insight into what a top bloke he was/is, she revealed: 'He would order me peanut butter and jelly sandwiches between scenes.' What's that you say? Leonardo brought you SNACKS? Dreams do come true...
But the adorable antics don't stop there, as she went on to unveil other shenanigans from filming. 'We filmed a scene where I was supposed to be enjoying the third-class party, and Leo was dancing around behind the camera trying to make me laugh.'
And what does she have to say about *that* dancing scene where he calls her, and we quote, his 'best girl'? She says, 'Leo was an awesome dancer! He had to be to make my dancing look better. Plus, dancing with Leo is such a great experience that it all becomes a blur of cool'. Indeed.
Alexandrea, you were the luckiest 8-year-old in history.