Namely that Matthew McConaughey almost played Jack in the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic.”
“Paramount wanted Matthew McConaughey for the role of Jack but [James] Cameron insisted on Leo, how would that have changed things?” Colbert asked.
“I auditioned with Matthew, isn’t that weird?” Kate revealed. “Never said that in public before. I auditioned with Matthew, which was completely fantastic. It just wouldn’t have been the whole, Jack and Rose, Kate and Leo thing.”
Now this is groundbreaking. In fact, it’s probably the most important piece of information regarding “Titanic” ever. I’ve sat through the 3 hour 15 minute movie exactly once before and my life wasn’t changed by it. Maybe it’s because one of the main characters wasn’t compelling enough.
So I don’t think I’m alone in saying a McConaughey protagonist would’ve taken this movie to the moon. What do people think when they hear “Titanic” now? Sadness. Depression. Death. If our boy Matthew was in it? Love. Humor. A cultural icon. People would have the same level of love for “Titanic” as, say, “Sahara” or “Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past.” Both incredible cinematic endeavors.
I feel kind of robbed that we never got to see Matthew McConaughey in 1910s garb aboard one of the most famous ships to sail the high seas. To settle this injustice, I suggest we superimpose McConaughey into the movie and let the people decide who they like better as Jack. It’s not that hard. Ridley Scott did it in record time. This is 2017 and we have technology – and a cultural revolution on our hands. It’s time to make McConaughey Jack again.
Now, I realize this may seem foreign to some “Titanic” fundamentalists out there. You don’t see McConaughey as “serious” or “responsible” enough, perhaps?
Well, I present to you Texas scout: