WATCH! Kate Winslet's 'Titanic' screen test video

by Lisa Potter

The Titanic screen test that hurtled 19-year-old Kate Winslet into the spotlight and sealed her fate as one of Hollywood's leading ladies, has been released.

Filmed in 1996, the young strawberry blonde actress, who had only a handful of previous roles including Heavenly Creatures and Sense and Sensibility, appears opposite Law and Order's Jeremy Sisto in the part of Jack Dawson (later played, famously, by Leonardo DiCaprio).

Kate secured the role after going up against a host of leading ladies like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow whilst a fresh-faced Leo beat tipped the likes of Sisto, Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey for the part of Jack.

The new footage is released as Titanic is released on Blu-ray this week, putting Winslet's breakout role back in the limelight again.

Titanic may have been the second-highest grossing movie of all-time, but it's award-winning star has mied feelings about the film.

'I'm sure I wasn't really a very good actress,' Kate Winslet told USA Today when Titanic was released in 3D earlier this year.

'Seriously, we are talking about something that happened 15 years ago. It is a very long time ago. I've learned so much, and I've changed as a person so much since then. It is really quite weird.

'Can you imagine anything stranger? It's going to be like, famous all over again, 'Titanic' all over again!'

WATCH: Kate Winslet's Titanic screen test here...


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