Kate Winslet has finally weighed in on what is arguably the biggest debate in cinematic history: was there room for Jack on the floating door at the end of Titanic?
The actress, who plays Rose in the film and got prime position on the famous piece of debris, has given her take on if there was space for Jack, played by Leo DiCaprio before his demise.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, the 47-year-old actress said, “I don’t f**king know. That’s the answer. I don’t f**king know.”
“Look, all I can tell you is, I do have a decent understanding of water and how it behaves.”
Drawing on her experiences with water sports like paddle boarding, scuba diving and kitesurfing, she says she has a decent understanding of how the ocean behaves.
“If you put two adults on a stand-up paddle board, it becomes immediately, extremely unstable. That is for sure,” she said. “I have to be honest. I actually don’t believe that we would have survived if we had both gotten on that door. I think he would have fit, but it would have tipped and it would not have been a sustainable idea.”
“So, you heard it here for the first time,” she exclaimed. “Yes, he could have fit on that door. But it would not have stayed afloat. It wouldn’t.”
The debate resurfaced in recent weeks after Titanic director James Cameron commissioned a forensic analysis on the famous scene.
Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Cameron said he got experts to replicate the scene in order to “put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all.”
He said, “We took two stunt people who were the same body mass as 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 whether 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.”
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