Matthew McConaughey clarifies ‘Titanic’ audition rumors: ‘I did not get offered the role’
Matthew McConaughey is telling all about his “Titanic” audition.
Appearing on “Literally! with Rob Lowe” on Thursday, McConaughey went on-record to clarify how exactly his audition for the lead role in “Titanic” went down.
“So I went and read with Kate Winslet [who starred as Rose] and it was not one of the auditions — they filmed it so it was like into screen test time,” McConaughey, 51, explained. “After we left, you know, it was one of those ones where they, like, 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.”
Though the actor was led to believe the role would go to him based on his audition, the lead role of Jack ultimately went to Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor then took the…