Twenty years later Canadian actor Victor Garber reflects on Titanic

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter The first time Canadian actor Victor Garber met director James Cameron on the set of Titanic, the Canuck filmmaker lived up to his reputation for being intensely committed to the job.“When I got there, they put me through hair and makeup and I got into costume and was taken to a tank where James Cameron was in one of those underwater suits with a snorkel,” Garber, who played shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in the blockbuster film, recalled in a recent telephone interview.“I just saw this huge tank and all these people in it and it was just crazy,” he said of the epic set in Mexico. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement “The set was otherworldly. It was like being in, well, it was literally another world.”As Cineplex Entertainment gets set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the romance disaster – with screenings on Feb. 5 and Feb. 15 to launch its Classic Film Series – Garber still marvels at the experience.“It’s one of the things I’m recognized most for wherever I go,” said the London, Ont., native, whose credits also include the TV series Alias and The Flash, and the films Godspell and Argo.“For me, it’s amazing. I sort of have to pinch myself when I think about being involved with that movie because it was such a cult and huge success. That story is something that grabs, especially young kids.”And yet, Garber said he and his castmates – from Leonardo DiCaprio to Kate Winslet and Billy Zane – didn’t fully realize just how epic the film would be.last_img