Becca Rose
Updated Jul 15, 2017 @ 1:38 pm
Picture of Kate Winslet Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic
Credit: Paramount Pictures

It’s clear that filming Titanic was a formative experience in Kate Winslet’s life. It helped launch her successful career in Hollywood. Plus, she found a lifelong friendship in her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet probably gets asked about it a ton (remember when she agreed that Rose hogged the door floating in the water?), so it’s surprisingly wonderful when she has new answers to Titanic questions. It seems like it’s a deep well for her to draw from.

Now, Winslet is sharing an inspiring life lesson she learned during her time shooting Titanic.

She’s out and about promoting her upcoming film The Mountains Between Us, a survival drama co-starring Idris Elba. When ET asked her what lessons she learned from filming Titanic, she had a simple answer: thinking ahead.

It might seem like a small thing, but when you consider the extreme conditions that an actor might be placed in during filming, it’s probably a really valuable lesson to have learned.

Winslet talked about filming The Mountains Between Us with that state of being prepared always on her mind.

When you’re shooting a movie in the Canadian Rockies, some hot soup seems pretty necessary to have on hand. And who knows, maybe it was even a little bit about getting into character, too! Whatever the case, thinking ahead is a good life lesson for everyone to hang on to.