It is a universal truth acknowledged by the whole world that Jack could have fit on that floating door at the end of Titanic but Rose, instead of saving his life, let him freeze to death while she selfishly hogged the door. To makes matters worse, she said she would "never let go"...that is, until she let go!
And now, Kate Winslet, who played Rose in the Oscar-winning disaster epic about a class-crossing romance on the ill-fated passenger ship, has finally admitted that her character might have misjudged the situation!
The actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night to talk about recently reuniting with Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio at awards ceremonies. Kimmel didn’t miss the opportunity to ask for her views on doorgate, pointing out that Rose had let her boyfriend die.
“I agree,” she said. “I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door.”
Fans have spent decades trying to prove to director James Cameron that both Rose and Jack could have survived the shipwreck, with one couple even reenacting the scene to demonstrate the various positions the characters could have assumed. They could have played a game of cards on the door, there was that much space.
Cameron has responded to the theories before, explaining in 2012 that it wasn’t a “question of room, but a question of buoyancy”. “When Jack puts Rose on the raft, he tries to get on the raft - he’s not an idiot, he doesn’t want to die - and the raft sinks; it kind of flips,” he said.
“It’s clear that there’s really only enough buoyancy available for one person, so he makes the decision to let her be that person.”
While Kate Winslet's admission is all well and good, there's no bringing Jack back is there!
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