Sometimes it’s funny to imagine how different the world could have been if destiny had shifted its course just a bit. Like if Zedd hadn't have had to pee, he never would have met Selena Gomez. Or if “Jeremy Sisto had won the role of Titanic’s Jack Dawson, Leonardo DiCaprio might never have been the ‘90s dreamboat we all obsessed over.
As you may or may not know, the latter was actually frighteningly close to reality. In fact, Sisto even did a screen test with three actresses vying for the role of Rose, including eventual leading lady Kate Winslet.
Sisto recently spoke out about losing the coveted role, telling The Huffington Post, “It was a pretty great experience. To be involved in something that had that kind of scope — anything James Cameron does has this huge scope to it. He’s trying to push the limits on things. So I was just insanely inspired by it and a little heartbroken when the role didn’t come my way.”
Luckily, the 40-year-old fared just fine without the part, launching a successful TV career with roles on “Law & Order,” “Six Feet Under,” and “Suburgatory.”
It’s hard to imagine anyone else but Leo playing Jack — after all, he completely won our hearts with the combination of his boyish adventurousness, piercing blue eyes, and Nick Carter-esque ‘do. But even Sisto admitted, “It’s always fun to see a movie that you know really well and love with this alternate universe person in there.”
He brings up a valid point, which is why we’re reimagining Titanic with Sisto (or, more accurately, with Clueless’ (snobby pretty boy Elton) as the “king of the world.” Here’s what we think it might’ve looked like.
Rather than having steamy sex in that car in the bowels of the ship, Jack and Rose would’ve hooked up in his dad’s car after a party in the Valley.
You know that scene from Titanic where Jack and Rose go to a rowdy party and dance their hearts out? Nah, instead they would’ve just played the “kiss and blow” game.
And instead of listening to that Irish jig, they would’ve jammed to “Rollin’ With The Homies.”
Leo’s Jack was kind of a lone wolf who spent almost every waking minute with Rose, but Sisto’s Jack would’ve constantly been surrounded by his ~squad~.
Forget that bajillion-dollar Heart of the Ocean necklace — the most valuable possession would’ve been the Cranberries CD that Jack accidentally left in the quad.
Jack wouldn’t have been able to rescue Rose if she had jumped into the ocean because his foot hurt too badly (so can he go to the nurse?).
Rather than assure Rose that he’d “never let go,” Jack probs would’ve left her on her own and sped off (subsequently leaving Rose to get mugged at gunpoint and ruining her Alaia dress).