By Ale Russian / People.com

Matthew McConaughey thought he was going to be cast in Leonardo DiCaprio’s star-making role in Titanic.

The Oscar winner, who ended up having just as successful of a career as DiCaprio, talked about his audition for the iconic role on Rob Lowe’s podcast Literally! with Rob Lowe.

“So I went and read with Kate Winslet [who starred as Rose] and it was not one of the auditions — they filmed it so it was like into screen test time,” McConaughey, 51, said. “After we left, you know, it was one of those ones where they, like, followed me and when we got outside they were like, ‘That went great.’ I mean, kind of, like, hugs. I really thought it was going to happen. It did not.”

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