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'I think he could have fit on that bit of door' - Kate Winslet says Titanic blunder led to Leo DiCaprio's movie death

Jess Denham

Published 03/02/2016 | 07:35

Rose took up all the space on the door as Jack froze to death in the icy waters
Rose took up all the space on the door as Jack froze to death in the icy waters
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Titanic'

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Rose could have saved Jack's life in Titanic, but instead allowed him to freeze to death while she selfishly hogged that door.

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The tragic moment when the lovers are parted broke hearts across the world, before many started questioning whether the cruel ending could have been avoided.

Kate Winslet played Rose in the Oscar- winning disaster epic about a class-crossing romance on the ill-fated passenger ship and finally, almost 20 years later, she has admitted that her character misjudged the situation.

The actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night to talk about recently reuniting with Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio at awards ceremonies.

Kimmel didn't miss the opportunity to ask for her views on doorgate, pointing out that Rose had let her boyfriend die.

"I agree," she said. "I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door."

Kate Winslet on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Kate Winslet on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Fans have spent decades trying to prove to director James Cameron that both Rose and Jack could have survived the shipwreck, with one couple even re- enacting the scene to demonstrate the various positions the characters could have assumed.

They could have played a game of cards on the door, there was that much space.

Cameron has responded to the theories before, saying in 2012 that it wasn't a "question of room, but a question of buoyancy".

"When Jack puts Rose on the raft, he tries to get on the raft - he's not an idiot, he doesn't want to die - and the raft sinks; it kind of flips," he said.

"It's clear that there's really only enough buoyancy available for one person, so he makes the decision to let her be that person."

Even if there's truth in that logic, Rose has confessed, guilty as charged and thankfully saved us all from Titanic 2.

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