Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the British actor explained that Wise was told by a psychic friend that he would meet ‘the one’ on the set of Sense and Sensibility, in which he, Winslet and Thompson all starred.
“Before he did the job, he went to see a friend of his who was a bit witchy and she said he would meet his future partner on the film,” Thompson said.
“He assumed it wasn’t me because I was married and quite lot older than him so he thought it might be Kate,” she added, referring to her ex-husband, actor Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Thompson went on to explain that Wise and Winslet went on a bad date.
“He took her to Glastonbury, and she was so bored, and he thought, ‘This isn’t going to work, who can it be?’
“Then things happened that probably shouldn’t have happened, and it’s been 25 years in May,” she added.
Wise has told the same story before, only his version did not include Winslet.
Speaking on Loose Women in December, the star of The Crown said: ”Before I started filming Sense and Sensibility a witchy friend of mine said you are going to meet the love of your life and 25 years later I am still with Em!”
The couple married in 2003 after eight years of dating and have two children, Gaia, 18, and an adopted son, Tindyebwa, 31.