Winslet was "freaked out" over love scenes with me, says DiCaprio

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2010, 16:58 PM IST

London: Leonardo DiCaprio says best friend Kate Winslet was "freaked out" over their love scenes in `The Revolutionary Road`, directed by estranged husband Sam Mendes.

Winslet, who starred with DiCaprio in cult romance `Titanic` in 1997, found it difficult that Mendes was not troubled at all while directing some of the most intimate scenes in the movie, about an American couple whose marriage is on the brinks of collapse.

The couple recently announced their split and DiCaprio admits that Mendes wasn`t bothered by Winslet`s intimate moments on set with him. In fact, he was so relaxed about the issue that Winslet "freaked out", a news daily reported.

The 35-year-old star worked with Winslet, 34, and her director husband on `The Revolutionary Road` in 2008.

And when asked if the filming had marked the beginning of the end of their marriage, DiCaprio said, "It was certainly a difficult time. She was really worried that Sam wasn`t bothered by the fact that his wife was making out with another guy right in front of her."

"I told her it was only acting, but she kept on saying, `This is really weird`. When Sam started telling her exactly how to have sex with me she didn`t like it at all. She was freaking out because she was supposed to be having sex with her best friend - me - while her husband directed," the actor said, adding, "I didn`t find it weird at all. It didn`t bother me, because that`s part of acting.

Winslet and Mendes, 45, have never given a reason for ending their marriage. They wed in a secret in the Caribbean in May, 2003 and their son Joe was born that December. The Oscar-winning actress also has a nine-year-old daughter Mia by her first husband Jim Threapleton.

DiCaprio, who has been friends with the actress since they starred in `Titanic`, feels that Hollywood is not the place for happy marriages.

"She loved being a wife. Some people are meant to be married and I think Kate`s one of them, but Hollywood and this movie business can be a killer for marriages."

The actor, who has been dating Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli off and on since 2006, is so disgruntled with bad marriages in Hollywood that he is not sure whether he will tie the knot in near future.

"I don`t know whether I`ll ever get married. I`ve seen too many supposedly happy marriages go down," he told Reveal magazine.

PTI