Jeremy Sisto Was ‘Heartbroken’ to Lose ‘Titanic’ Role to Leonardo DiCaprio

Published on March 6, 2015.
Photo by Rob Latour/REX

What if Leonardo DiCaprio hadn’t been in Titanic? It might be weird to think about anything different for one of the most iconic films in Hollywood history but it is something that Jeremy Sisto still thinks about.

The 40 year-old Suburgatory and Clueless actor appeared on Huffington Post Live this week, revealing that he auditioned for the lead role in Titanic back in 1997, but lost out to Leo.

“That was one of the many, many jobs I didn’t get,”Jeremy explained. “It’s always fun to see a movie that you know really well and love with this alternate universe person in there. So while I was a little embarrassed to like reveal one of my many failures in life, at the same time I couldn’t deprive Titanic lovers of seeing that alternate universe.”

Jeremy said he “read with Kate as well as three other actresses. It was fun.”

“James Cameron had this script that was written, but it wasn’t like a normal script. Some of it was kind of written in prose,” he recalled. “It was the first time that I had read a script that was written like somebody was going to actually make the movie, not like they were trying to appease agents or anything. It was exciting just to be a part of the process at all.”

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