Kate Winslet has finally settled a debate that no one has been discussing… but that needed settling due to the silent, nagging questions and tensions it has fueled in moviegoers’ minds since the 90s. Winslet said that, yes, her character Rose could have saved Jack from freezing to death at the end of Titanic.
When the topic came up during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night, Winslet agreed with Kimmel that Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fit on the driftwood she had climbed on at the end of the film, as he stayed submerged in the water, succumbing to hypothermia.
“I agree,” Winslet said “No, I actually think he could have fit on that bit of door.”
There are still people out there who are hung up on this issue, and on Rose and Jack. Winslet mentioned that fans still get very excited whenever the two of them are photographed in the same place.
“People are always so excited to see Leo and myself in the same space, which, you know, at the end of the day, that’s so lovely, isn’t it?” Winslet said. “It’s been 20 years, and people still get such a kick out of it. It’s really quite endearing.”
Of course, fitting on that makeshift raft was never the problem, according to director James Cameron, who told IGN in 2011 that the door would have sunk under the couple’s combined weight if Rose saved Jack’s life. Of course, Mythbusters disproved that excuse in an episode the next year.
Also, does anyone really believe that either of them was thinking about buoyancy while they were freezing to death?