March 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM ET
Don't tell Celine Dion, but Kate Winslet doesn't exactly get verklempt over "My Heart Will Go On."
The Oscar-winning actress, 36, says the classic "Titanic" theme song beloved by some and loathed by others seems to follow and "haunt" her wherever she goes, nearly 15 years after the blockbuster film and soundtrack were released.
"I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't," Winslet, now promoting the new 3-D version of Titanic, confessed to MTV News. "I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll."
The emotional, chart-topping ballad makes her "feel like throwing up," the "Mildred Pierce" star said. "It's thrilling for people to surprise me with the Celine Dion song."
The torture got even worse recently when she did an Italian TV talk show, and "they actually had a live pianist who started gently playing the theme song."
Winslet was "rather severely urged to go and sing it as though I had in fact sung it myself in the first place," she explained.
(French-Canadian sing Dion, 44, of course, did the honors on the Oscar-winning hit.)
"It was like, 'No! I'm not going to do that.' They're like, 'Oh no, come on it will be funny.'" she said of the awkward song request. "No, it won't be funny. At all. And I'm not going to."
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