Near, far wherever you are, Kate Winslet won’t let the door debate about the ‘Titanic’ continue.
Kate Winslet, 47, floated her opinion Saturday on the infamous “Titanic” door debate using her paddleboarding experience 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 came to the surface during the climactic scene of James Cameron’s “Titanic,” where Rose (played by Winslet) lies on a shattered door and her love interest leaves Jack (played by Leo DiCaprio) to freeze in the water.
Several people who saw the 1997 film have argued that if Rose had moved out, both she and Jack would have survived.
‘I don’t know. That’s the answer. I don’t know,’ said an exasperated Winslet. “Look, all I can tell you is I have a decent understanding of water and how it behaves,”
The ‘Avatar’ actress revealed that she has experience in paddle boarding, scuba diving and kite surfing.
“If you put two adults on a stand-up paddleboard, it immediately becomes extremely unstable. That’s for sure,” explains Winslet.
Winslet — who also previously expressed her opinion that both she and DiCaprio could have fit the door — said it really came down to keeping the raft afloat.
“I have to be honest: I don’t really think we would have survived if we had both come through that door,” the actress mused. “I think he would have fit, but it would have turned around and it wouldn’t have been a sustainable idea.”
“So you first heard it here,” Winslet concluded. “Yes, he could have watched over that door, but it wouldn’t float. It wouldn’t.”
Winslet is the only one who sinks people’s dreams that both Jack and Rose will survive. “Titanic” director James Cameron conducted an experiment to see if the raft would have held their combined weight, but like the Titanic, it failed to float.
“We took two stunt people who were the same body weight as Kate and Leo and we put sensors over them and inside them and we put them in ice water,” 68-year-old Cameron told The Toronto Sun. “We tested to see if they could have survived in different ways and the answer was that there was no way they could have survived. Only one could survive.”