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Paul Rudd and Diane Lane were guests on James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ on Tuesday night, when the stars revealed some of the lead roles in iconic films that they had missed the boat on.
For instance, Rudd almost became Titanic’s Jack Dawson, as the actor admitted that he had auditioned to play the ill-fated deuteragonist in the 1997 disaster movie.
“I auditioned for Titanic… for the Kate Winslet part,” he joked. “I wanted to really get [Leo’s] part because my dad was a Titanic historian.
"That’s what he did for a living. He used to go all over the world talking about the Titanic. I knew so much about the ship. I went on the audition and was talking about the kind of steel that was used. They were like, ‘Okay, none of this matters’.
"I think the guy that got it was pretty good.” *Wink wink*
Lane, who had been up for the role of Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman (1990) at one point, teased: “I can’t imagine,” to which Rudd quipped back: “Well, neither could the casting director.”
Sadly, we couldn’t imagine it either – until, show host Corden requested a re-enactment of Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s famous “I’m flying” scene (complete with personal wind machine).
Lane stepped in as the love interest, while Rudd lived out his fantasy in a magic movie moment that we’re sure he will never let go of…