"Here we have a very, very strong young woman living a life that did not allow women to be strong but she was. I certainly hope that’s what comes across on screen because that was what I was aiming at. Women were brought up to be the china doll and she wasn’t going to be that. And Jack gave her license, through loving her, to be who she was." — Kate Winslet
She said things like: "When I met Johnny, I was pure virgin. He changed that. He was my first everything. My first real kiss. My first real boyfriend. My first fiancé. The first guy I had sex with. So he’ll always be in my heart. Forever. Kind of funny that word."
He responded with: ”I’d die for her. I love her so much. I don’t know what I would do without her. She’s going through a lot right now. I wish I could just kiss away the pain, make it go away, stop it, kill it! If she, you know, I don’t know what I would do. I’d kill myself. I love that girl. I love her. I love her almost more than I love myself.” Or: “Believe me, this Winona Forever tattoo is not something I took lightly…Her eyes kill me”.