You knew it. I knew it. Everyone knew that Jack could have fit on that door if Rose had just scooted a bit in Titanic, possibly saving him from freezing to death after the boat went down (spoiler alert…if this is the first thing you’re reading after coming out from the rock you’ve been living under for 20 years).
And now Kate Winslet admits it too.
The film’s star revealed she was on the public’s side at the SAG AFTRA Foundation 2nd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards on Thursday, November 9, according to The Daily Mail.
“In one of Cinema’s most tragic love scenes Jack insist that Rose must survive, her heart will go on,” Kathy Bates, who played “Unsinkable” Molly Brown in the film, said while introducing Winslet. “He lets go of her hand and sinks into the depth of the Atlantic. And I personally think that there was plenty of room on there!”
Winslet responded, “I completely agree with you on that door. He could have fit on it! He could have fit on that door!”
A group of teenage girls competing in an Australian math competition have also proven that it was totally feasible for both Rose and Jack to huddle together on that door, according to The Advertiser.
“We looked at how buoyant the door would have been, and how that would have changed if there were people on top of that,” 15-year-old Abigail told the outlet. “There was a lot of exploring and testing, and we had to fiddle with different buoyancies and look at what materials were realistic for that time.”
But really, would we really still be talking about this movie if we hadn’t all cried our eyes out at the tragedy? It had to happen…even though there WAS ROOM.