James Cameron is revealing that Leonardo DiCaprio almost didn’t get to be Jack Dawson in 1997’s Titanic because he didn’t want to read for the part. “I remember there was a meeting with Leo.
And then there was a screen test Leo,” Cameron recalled during an interview with GQ. “So the meeting was funny because I’m sitting in my conference room waiting to meet an actor, right?
And I look around and all the women in the entire office are in the meeting, for some reason. Like, there’s a female executive producer, OK, fine.
But our accountant? Why was she in the meeting? They all wanted to meet Leo. It was hysterical. I looked around, and I went, ‘I think I already know the answer to the question here.'” Cameron said that DiCaprio charmed everyone at the meeting including himself.Read more on deadline.com