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Near... far... wherever she is... Kate Winslet just can't get away from that Celine Dion song! Now that the 1997 blockbuster Titanic is returning to theaters in 3-D on April 6, Winslet, 36, has admitted how she really feels about "My Heart Will Go On." Watch the hilarious interview below!
When MTV News asked Winslet how she feels about Titanic's ubiquitous theme song, the actress didn't miss a beat.
"Like throwing up," the film's star deadpanned. "No, I shouldn't say that. No, actually, I do feel like throwing up."
Laughing, Winslet explained that she is "haunted" by the tune, which gets played for her pretty much every time she walks into a room with a jukebox or a live musician.
"I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't," Winslet confessed. "I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll."
Most of the serenades are done with good intentions, but sometimes the song is forced on Winslet -- literally. Recently, the Oscar winner was doing a talk show in Italy, and the host tried to get her to sing the song for the studio audience!
"They actually had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song. I was rather severely urged to go and sing it, as though I had in fact sung it myself in the first place," she recalled. "It was like, 'No! I'm not going to do that.' They're like, 'Oh no, come on it will be funny.' No, it won't be funny. At all."
So, word to the wise: If you're ever seated near Kate Winslet at a restaurant, be sure to switch off your Celine Dion ringtone. And if you happen to encounter her on a boat? Please don't ask her to re-create the "I'm flying" scene with you.
"(People) will say to me, do you mind if we just go up to the front of the boat?" she groaned. "Oh, yeah! Oh, that one! Oh, don't worry, it's my party piece. Sure, come on up! Bring your granny!"
Which is not to say that Winslet is bitter about the movie that made her a huge international star.
"I am able to talk about it with great joy, because it is fun to talk about it," she said with a smile. "And I'm also able to see that a whole new generation of people will get to experience it on the big screen. What's negative about it? Really, nothing."
See? Her heart did go on.