In 1997’s “Titanic,” Jack Dawson (bb Leonardo DiCaprio) famously froze and/or drowned to death while his beloved Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) floated to eventual safety on a broken door. It’s quite the romantic and heroic death except for one minor detail the internet has dwelled on for nearly two decades — Jack probably could’ve fit on that door, too. It was a pretty big piece of wood, guys.
Winslet herself weighed in on this ~controversy~ Monday night (Feb. 1) during her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“In a way, you let him freeze to death in the water,” Kimmel joked while talking about Winslet and DiCaprio’s reunion at Sunday night’s (Jan. 31) SAG Awards.
“I agree, you know, I think he actually could have fitted on that bit of door,” Winslet, who’s been nominated for two SAG awards, agreed. There you have it, folks. Rose should’ve scooted over and made room for Jack.
“People are always so excited to see Leo and myself in the same space which, at the end of the day, that’s so lovely, isn’t it? It’s been 20 years,” Winslet continued as the audience cheered in support. “It’s really quite endearing, and we do laugh about it … Can you actually believe that people just get so overwhelmed by the Jack and Rose thing still today?”
Watch Winslet’s full interview below.