Wherever you are, near or far, Kate Winslet won’t let the debate at the door of “Titanic” get any further.
Kate Winslet, 47, used her experience with paddle boarding to weigh in on the infamous “Titanic” door debate Saturday while appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.
The debate — which has been going on for nearly 25 years since the film’s release — first floats to the surface during the climactic scene of James Cameron’s “Titanic,” where Rose (played by Winslet) leaves her love interest after a broken heart. Jack (played by Leo DiCaprio) is lying on the doorstep frozen to death.
Many people who saw the 1997 film have argued that both she and Jack would have survived if Rose had gone ahead.
“I f–king don’t know. That’s the answer. I don’t know,” said an annoyed Winslet. “Look, all I can tell you is that I have a pretty good understanding of water and how it behaves,”
The “Avatar” actress revealed that she has experience in paddleboarding, scuba diving and kitesurfing.
“If you put two adults on a stand-up paddleboard, it immediately becomes extremely unstable. That’s for sure,” Winslet explained.
Winslet – who has previously expressed her opinion that both she and DiCaprio could fit in the door – said it really came down to keeping the fleet afloat.
“I have to be honest: I really don’t believe we would have survived if both of us had gotten to that door,” the actress said. “I think he would have been fit, but it would have tipped and it would not have been a sustainable idea.”
“So, you heard it here first,” Winslet concluded. “Yeah, it could fit in that door, but it won’t stay. It won’t.”
Winslet is the only one who drowned the people’s dreams of survival for both Jack and Rose. “Titanic” director James Cameron conducted an experiment to see if the raft could hold their combined weight, but like the Titanic, it did not survive.
“We took two stunt guys who were the same body mass as Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over and inside them and we put them in ice water,” Cameron, 68, told the Toronto Sun. “We tested to see if they could survive in different ways and the answer was, there was no way they could both survive. Only one could survive.