Kate Winslet Thinks Jack Could Have Fit On *That* Door

We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely still not over Jack Dawson’s death in Titanic.

The film may have been released back in 1997 (yep, 19 WHOLE YEARS AGO), but it still makes us shed a tear when we think of the floppy-haired hottie sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic. Wah :(.

Did he really have to die? Well, erm, no, according to Kate Winslet.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet played Jack and Rose in Titanic. Picture: TM & 20th Century Fox


In a shock twist, the 40-year-old actress has admitted that she reckons both Jack and her character Rose Dewitt Bukater could have fitted on that wooden raft.

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Controversial, eh? In case you’ve forgotten the end of the film/blocked it from your memory, Jack and Rose are parted forever after the ship sinks and they’re plunged into the icy ocean.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic Jack and Rose had a pretty rough time on the ship. Picture: TM & 20th Century Fox


They find a floating door that Rose climbs onto, but it doesn’t seem as though Jack can squeeze on at the same time.

By the time Rose is picked up by a lifeboat, Jack has frozen to death in the water. The heartbreak was almost too much to bear.

Now Kate has surprised everyone by telling US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel that she thinks Jack lost his life unnecessarily, saying: ‘I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door.’

Kate Winslet on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Kate Winslet made a very bold claim on the Jimmy Kimmel Show


WHAAAT?! But of course, this isn’t the first time someone’s made this claim.

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Even from early screenings of the movie, viewers were sceptical about just how much space Jack would have needed.

Kate Winslet on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Jimmy Kimmel agreed with Kate Winslet


Some conspiracy theories suggest that Rose had ulterior motives (surely not?), while TV show Mythbusters appeared to prove that the couple could both have survived.

Titanic‘s director James Cameron protested that there was a question of buoyancy, before the programme insisted that this could have been solved by Rose placing her life jacket underneath the raft.

Mythbusters take on the Titanic door The Mythbusters team tried to tackle the issue in 2012


It’s all getting a bit too technical for us now, TBH.

James made another good point in 2012, pondering to The Guardian: ‘Wait a minute. I’m going to call up William Shakespeare and ask why Romeo and Juliet had to die.’

Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic Here’s another photo of Jack Dawson. Just ’cause. Picture: TM & 20th Century Fox


Fair enough. It would have been a tad less romantic if Rose and Jack had got married, moved to the ‘burbs and squabbled over tax returns, wouldn’t it?