The truth shall set you free! Kate Winslet is finally addressing the 25-year question and controversy surrounding "Titanic" and the door: Could Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jack Dawson, fit on the door with Rose?
While on the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, Kate said Jack could have fit, but it wouldn't have saved him in the end. In fact, it would have killed her in the process.
"You've heard it here, for the first time, yes he could have fit, he could have fit on that door, but it would not have stayed afloat. It wouldn't," she said.
Leo was asked a similar question several years ago, but he opted not to comment on the door conspiracy. Kate, though, was game, although she initially laughed at the question before giving a fairly detailed answer.
"All I can tell you is I do have a decent understanding of water and how it behaves, I really do," Kate said. "A standup paddleboard, if you put two adults on a standup paddleboard, it becomes immediately extremely unstable, that is for sure."
The door, Kate explained, was a tattered and broken.
"I actually don't believe that we would have survived if we had both gotten on that door," she said. "I think that he could have fit, but it would have tipped and it would not have been a sustainable idea."
The door debate has been happening since the film was released in 1997.
In a recent chat with The Toronto Sun, Director James Cameron said he even commissioned a scientific study to end the debate.
"We have done a scientific study to put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all. We have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and we're going to do a little special on it that comes out in February," he said. "We took two stunt people who were the same body mass of Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over them and inside them and we put them in ice water and we tested to see whether they could have survived through a variety of methods and the answer was, there was no way they both could have survived.
"Only one could survive," he said. "[Jack] needed to die. It's like Romeo and Juliet. It's a movie about love and sacrifice and mortality. The love is measured by the sacrifice…Maybe after 25 years, I won't have to deal with this anymore."