Fans have long suggested Leonardo DiCaprio's character could have survived in the iconic movie
Kate Winslet has re-enacted an infamous scene from Titanic to prove there was room on the door for Jack.
Fans have debated whether Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character could have survived with the help of Winslet’s Rose since the movie was released.
To mark the film’s 20th anniversary, Winslet appeared on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (November 30). During the show, the host tested the actor on her Titanic knowledge, which ended with him asking if Rose could have done more to save Jack.
“I agree, I lied,” Winslet replied. “I held my hand up, I let him go.” She added that not all the blame should be put on her character, though, saying: “He should have tried harder to get on that door.”
Winslet and Colbert then used the presenter’s desk to recreate the famous scene. Watch the moment above, via Consequence Of Sound.
“I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later, but it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die,” he said.
“Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless … the film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”