This weekend, a famous prop from the blockbuster film -- a nude drawing of Kate Winslet -- was auctioned off. It was expected to rake in close to £10,000 (over $16,000). The drawing is sketched by DiCaprio's character in the movie, but was actually drafted by the director himself (those are even his hands at work).
The drawing was up for grabs from movie memorabilia house, Premiere Props, who sell stuff like Nic Cage's used, sweaty wig from 'Season of the Witch,' but we imagine that far more movie fans are clamoring to get their hands on a naked Kate Winslet.
As if we need to remind you of the plot, in 'Titanic' Winslet plays 17-year-old socialite Rose, who survives the 1912 sinking of the passenger liner that struck an iceberg, killing almost 1,500 people. DiCaprio stars as Jack, a 20-year-old who doesn't have a penny to his name but falls for the young girl who is engaged to a wealthy man almost twice her age.
It's hard to talk about the "drawing scene" in the film -- or the entire movie, really -- without thinking of every pop culture parody that grew out of Jack and Rose's melodramatic relationship, but it's a tender moment that also plays into a big part of the storyline. After the couple make out for a bit, they head back to Rose's suite where she shows him the Heart of the Ocean, a fancy-pants diamond necklace belonging to her fiancee, Cal (Billy Zane). Rose asks Jack to draw her wearing the necklace and nothing else. Eighty-four years later, the drawing helps a treasure hunter find Rose so he can learn her story.
Cue Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' times infinity.
[via: Telegraph U.K.]