No matter where you are, Kate Winslet won’t let the Titanic debate continue.
Kate Winslet, 47, used her rowing experience to weigh in on the Titanic doors debate on Saturday. Appears on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.
The debate, which has been going on for nearly 25 years since the film’s release, first surfaced in a climactic scene in James Cameron’s Titanic, where Rose (played by Winslet) leaves her love interest lying on a broken door. Jack (played by Leo DiCaprio) to freeze in the water.
Several people who watched the 1997 film argued that if Rose had moved, both she and Jack would have survived.
“I don’t know, King. That’s the answer. I don’t know,” said an exasperated Winslet. “Well, I can tell you that I have a good understanding of water and how it behaves.”
The “Avatar” actress revealed that she has experience rowing, scuba diving and kitesurfing.
“If you put two big ones on a standing board, it immediately becomes very unstable. That’s for sure,” Winslet explained.
Winslet, who previously expressed her opinion that both she and DiCaprio could fit in the door, says it’s really about swimming the raft.
“I have to say frankly: I don’t believe that we would have survived if both of us had entered that door,” thought the actress. “I think it would be appropriate, but it’s just a matter of time and it’s not going to be a sustainable idea.”
“So you’ve heard it here for the first time,” Winslet said. “Yes, it could have fit through that door, but it wouldn’t have stayed in the water. It wouldn’t be like that.”
Winslet is the only person who can destroy the dreams of Jack and Rose’s survival. Titanic director James Cameron conducted an experiment to see if the raft would support its total weight, but like the Titanic, it didn’t stay afloat.
“We took two stuntmen of the same body mass, Kate and Leo, and put sensors on them and put them in ice water,” Cameron, 68, told The Toronto Sun. “We tested them to see if they could survive through different methods, and the answer was that neither could survive. Only one could survive.”