Kate Winslet has finally answered the age-old question about whether or not Jack could have fit on the door with Rose in ‘Titanic.’
During a recent appearance on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast, Winslet, who starred in the 1997 blockbuster alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, weighed in on the controversy and put the debate to bed once and for all.
‘You’ve heard it here, for the first time, yes he could have fit, he could have fit on that door, but it would not have stayed afloat. It wouldn’t,’ Winslet, 47, said.
The actor’s response comes just days after the film’s director, James Cameron, also shared his own insight on the scene, stating he conducted scientific experiments that proved Jack would be unable to get on the door.
Both Kate Winslet (left) and director James Cameron (right) have now stated they don’t believe Jack could have survived on the door with Rose in ‘Titanic’
During the 43 minute conversation, ‘Happy Sad Confused’ host Joshua Horowitz asked Winslet about the door debacle by introducing a video of himself asking DiCaprio the same question several years prior.
‘I have no comment,’ Winslet’s former co-star said in the video.
Horowitz then turned his attention to Winslet, asking her the same question about Jack’s fate should he have climbed on top of the door with Rose.
‘I don’t f**king know. No, that’s the answer is that I don’t f**king know,” Winslet said as she laughed at the question.
The actor took a beat before she thought it out and gave her official answer.
‘All I can tell you is I do have a decent understanding of water and how it behaves, I really do,’ Winslet said. ‘If you put two adults on a standup paddleboard, it immediately becomes extremely unstable, that is for sure.’
The famous scene from the 1997 blockbuster has gone down as one of the most hotly debated incidents in cinema history
While Leonardo DiCaprio said ‘no comment’ when asked if Jack could have made it on the door, Kate Winslet says she believes it was scientifically impossible
‘I actually don’t believe that we would have survived if we had both gotten on that door,’ Winslet said. ‘I think that he could have fit, but it would have tipped and it would not have been a sustainable idea.’
Immediately after describing why she believed it wouldn’t work, ‘The Holiday’ actor commented on the hate she received over her body and how critics would fat shame her during debates over the door.
‘And also, apparently, I was too fat,’ Winslet joked.
‘Isn’t it awful? Why were they so mean to me? They were so mean. I wasn’t even f**king fat.’
James Cameron (left) and Kate Winslet (right) both say they think it would have been scientifically impossible for Jack to get on the door with Rose
‘And also, apparently, I was too fat,’ Winslet said, jokingly providing another reason as to why Jack couldn’t have made it onto the door. Winslet has faced body shaming for years
The 1997 film went on to become one of the biggest box office hits of all time
Cameron, 68, and Winslet are currently promoting the new film ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ which debuted on December 16 and brought in an estimated $134 million in its opening weekend.
Just days ago in another interview, Cameron revealed he conducted a scientific study to finally end the debate as to whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s character could have made it out alive.
The director told The Toronto Sun that he conducted the ‘forensic study’ with hopes that he ‘won’t have to deal with the speculation anymore after 25 years.’
He said: ‘We have done a scientific study to put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all. We have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and we’re going to do a little special on it that comes out in February.
Cameron revealed he conducted a scientific study to finally end the debate as to whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s character could have made it out alive
We took two stunt people who were the same body mass of Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over them and inside them and we put them in ice water and we tested to see if they could have survived through a variety of methods and the answer was, there was no way they both could have survived. Only one could survive
‘[Jack] needed to die. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. It’s a movie about love, sacrifice and mortality. The love is measured by the sacrifice…Maybe after 25 years, I won’t have to deal with this anymore.’
The ‘door debate’ has become one of the largest points of contention in film history.
In 2008, ‘Mythbusters’ created an episode described a variety of ways Jack could have been saved. Cameron did not buy their theories, however.
OK, so let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia, Mythbusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later’
‘[Jack] needed to die. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. It’s a movie about love, sacrifice and mortality,” said director James Cameron
‘Titanic’ is the third-highest grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation.
Cameron holds two of the top three spots with the first ‘Avatar’ film in the number one spot, grossing over $2.9 billion.