Monday 26 September 2016

Remember this kid from Titanic? Now 28, she reveals Leo DiCaprio would make her PB&J sandwiches on set

Published 07/08/2015 | 09:30

As if the world needed another reason to love Leonardo DiCaprio, one of his former co-stars has praised him as being a

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Alexandrea Owens played little Cora Cartmell, aka the girl who danced with Jack Dawson when he attended the wild céilí on the third floor.

The California native was a mere 9-years-old when she was picked for the part opposite an all-star cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Now 28, she spoke to BuzzFeed about the experience starring in one of the world's most famous films.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Titanic'
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Titanic'

The brunette, who still works as an actress today, told the outlet that Leo was an awesome dancer and the perfect gentleman.

"He would order me peanut butter and jelly sandwiches between scenes,” she revealed.

Alexandrea's headshot via Facebook
Alexandrea's headshot via Facebook

"He had to be to make my dancing look better. Plus, dancing with Leo is such a great experience that it all becomes a blur of cool,” she added.

The actress admitted to Cosmo that she probably can't do the same moves some 16 years later.

"I don't know if I can do the jig anymore! I think if I watched and really just dedicated time to relearning it, maybe I could do it. But you also can't do it by yourself. When you're getting, like, twirled around by Leonardo DiCaprio, you just go with the moment," she laughed.

Alex admitted that she is still waiting for the day when someone uses Leo's famous line, "You're still my best girl, Cora" as a pick-up line.

"I mean, hopefully. That's really what I'm most excited about all this attention. Take me on a date," she said.

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