It’s one of the most successful motion pictures of all time – but one of the most iconic facets OF it almost didn’t make the cut.
A new biography about Sherry Lansing, the former CEO of Paramount Pictures, one of the studios behind 1997’s ‘Titanic’, has revealed that Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ was almost removed from the film.
An excerpt from the book, released this week to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, claims that in the midst of the movie’s well-documented budget, filming and post-production dramas, Lansing’s biggest reservation was that soothing flute and Celine’s powerful vocals. She thought the inclusion of Dion’s emotional ballad was – for lack of a better term – a little bit lame.
But at the end of the day, director James Cameron thought the song was “fantastic”….and the rest is history. ~ Jason