Titanic is one of those classic films. It’s very rare that you find someone who has never seen the movie, or at the very least, heard of the film.
While the actors behind the main characters Jack and Rose are still very much prominent figures in Hollywood, there are some memorable characters from the film that seemed to have slipped off of the radar a little bit.
Remember the adorable little girl at the start of the Titanic?
She could be seen marvelling at the huge ‘boat’ at the start of the movie:
“Daddy it’s a ship!”
Then she is spotted later in the scene in third class where Leo’s character Jack goes to dance with Kate Winslet’s Rose, but he tells his previous partner - the little girl:
“You’re still my best girl, Cora!”
Now she is all grown up and revealed herself as Alex Owens. She herself is trying to make it as an actor and speaking to ‘Buzzfeed’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’ she’s revealed just what it was like to work on set with Leo DiCaprio as a kid.
Owens said that DiCaprio would order her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches between scenes:
“We filmed a scene where I was supposed to be enjoying the third-class party, and Leo was dancing around behind the camera trying to make me laugh,” Owens recalled to ‘Buzzfeed’.
Alex also spoke to ‘Cosmo’ about how the whole experience was something of a blur.
“I was so young at the time and I didn’t really understand what was going on. But everyone was so nice to me, and I just did [what I was told]. You show up on set, and you get your hair and makeup, and then your costume, and then James Cameron directs you, and you’re like, ‘Alright, I’m just going to do that,’” she said.
“My very first scene that we filmed was one where I’m sitting with Leonardo DiCaprio, and we were drawing in his sketchbook. And he sees Rose and then [the actor] playing my dad comes up and says:
“Alright, say good-bye to Uncle Jack,” so he could go off with her. It got cut - it’s in the deleted scenes - but it was three hours [of takes] and, in between, just hanging out and drawing pictures with Leo.”