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Kate Winslet admits Jack and Rose could have fit on that floating 'Titanic' door and lived happily ever after

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It has been confirmed: Rose let Jack freeze to death at the end of Titanic because she was selfish and terrible.

“I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door," Kate Winslet said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday.

Whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s character could have floated alongside Winslet’s has been a topic of debate since the 1997 tear-jerker hit theaters.

In 2012, Mythbusters took on the controversy, proving that both Rose and Jack could have fit on the door in a number of arrangements. Director James Cameron argued that it was all about whether or not the door would float with both of them atop, but Mythbusters countered that it could have if Rose had placed her life jacket underneath the door.

That same year, Cameron told the Guardian that the real reason Jack didn’t climb up on the door is so he would die dramatically and quickly.

“Wait a minute,” he said, “I’m going to call up William Shakespeare and ask why Romeo and Juliet had to die.”

The debate became quite the rabbit hole until Winslet put it to bed on Monday, agreeing with fans who said that the co-star of the third highest-grossing film of all time died for no good reason — except, you know, all the Oscars.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 5:30pm]


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