London: The film 'Titanic' turned Kate Winslet into an overnight superstar and the actress might visit the doomed ship in real with business tycoon friend Richard Branson. (Agencies)
The 36-year-old actress, who is dating Branson's nephew Ned Rocknroll, starred as Rose opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the film, which won 11 Oscars.
Branson last week discussed his plan to join other tourists paying 38,000 pound each for a submarine dive to the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, as reported.
"It is something I am very keen to do. I'm dead serious about this and I would love to invite Kate to come with me. Wouldn't it be something if the star of Titanic really got to go down to the real ship? I'm going to talk to her but I'm sure it's an opportunity she will jump at," Branson said.
'Titanic' director James Cameron also plans to return to the ship on the first of five planned tourist trips to mark the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.
"Richard and Kate would likely go on that first trip with James. Richard is talking to Kate about it. He also wants his kids to go on the expedition. Richard loves a great adventure and what bigger adventure is there than diving two-and-a-half miles down to see the resting place of the most famous ship in history?," a source said.
The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, with the loss of 1,517 lives during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. She lies in 12,500ft of water 380 miles south-east of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic.
London: The film 'Titanic' turned Kate Winslet into an overnight superstar and the actress might visit the doomed ship in real with business tycoon friend Richard Branson.