BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – American actor, Matthew McConaughey, has denied he rejected Leonardo DiCaprio’s role in Titanic.
McConaughey disclosed this while speaking with Rob Lowe on his podcast Literally!.
He said: “I went and read with Kate Winslet, it wasn’t just an audition, they filmed it, so it was like into screen test time.
“I had only got nods from Jim (Cameron), but from the producers and Kate after we left, you know, it was one of those ones where they followed me and when we got outside they were like, ‘That went great’. I mean, kind of, like, hugs.
“I really thought it was going to happen. It did not. I asked Cameron about this, because the gossip over the years that I heard and would see written about me was that I had the role in Titanic and turned it down.
“Negative. Not factual. I did not get offered that role.
“I’ve always said I’ve got to find that agent, they are in trouble, but I didn’t ever get the offer and Jim finally confirmed it.
“But that ran for a while and I had to answer that question.”