Many fans have questioned Jack’s death in the final moments of “Titanic” and now Kate Winslet, who played Rose in the doomed romantic classic, has accepted that the character should have saved her lover’s life.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Winslet shot to fame after playing one of the most-loved on screen couples Jack and Rose in the 1997 blockbuster, set against the backdrop of Titanic tragedy.
In the climax as the ship sinks Jack and Rose find a piece of door floating. Jack helps Rose climb on it but it starts sinking when he tries to fit himself on it. He then decides to save Rose’s life by staying in the cold water, which leads to his death.
The ending has bothered “Titanic” fans for nearly 20 years with some of them sharing a theory, saying that Jack could have actually shared the door without it sinking.
When TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked Winslet about the theory, the actress said, “I agree! I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door.”
Such is the lure of the romance that fans go crazy on social media whenever DiCaprio and Winslet share a frame.
The actors were recently seen hugging each other at the SAG Awards on Saturday, and their hug that spawned a thousand “never let go” jokes, reported Entertainment Weekly.
“People are always so excited to see Leo and myself in the same space, which, you know, at the end of the day, that’s so lovely, isn’t it?” Winslet told Kimmel.
“It’s been 20 years, and people still get such a kick out of it. It’s really quite endearing. And we do laugh about it. We were giggling about it last night. I was like, my god, can you actually believe that people just get so overwhelmed by the Jack and Rose thing.”
Apart from “Titanic”, the two stars have worked together in 2008 domestic drama “Revolutionary Road”.