Twenty years, several records broken and uncountable tears shed later, Jimmy Kimmel finally pries an admission out of Kate Winslet, aka Rose DeWitt-Bukater: Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, could have survived the Titanic.
In a light and breezy interview with the late night staple, the gal who played “Rose” admitted this. “I agree, I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door.” Kimmel, emphasising that particular factoid, echoed it.“There was plenty of room on the raft!”
Well, that settles it. Had Rose scooted over and shared the “bit of the door” she was floating on, Jack and Rose would have lived through the ordeal, and there wouldn’t have been drama and a plot twist to James Cameron’s Titanic.
However, Titanic director James Cameron had already spoken about the quandary at length back in 2012. He said it was not just a matter of space, but the issue was also about buoyancy. The director explained that Jack knew that if both of them got on the door, it would sink. That piece of wood, according to Cameron, could really just fit only one person. “He makes a decision to let Rose be that person instead of taking them both down.”
So, in spite of Kate Winslet’s admission that she could have shared the floating door with Leonardo DiCaprio as “Jack,” the physics of the situation has been drawn out by James Cameron himself: It was possible, but it was highly improbable, and Jack truly had to sacrifice himself so that Rose could live.
Kate Winslet was recently at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and Leonardo DiCaprio was also sighted sitting near her. The event and the stars’ proximity to each other fueled Jimmy Kimmel’s Titanic-slanted questions. Kate Winslet admitted that she and DiCaprio appreciate the fans’ continued excitement about seeing the two Titanic stars in the same space together; proof that the movie made a lasting impact on the entertainment industry and around the globe.