With Jack's death in James Cameron's 1997 film "Titanic," Kate Winslet has revealed her thoughts on how Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack could have survived.
In her interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live, Winslet, who played Rose in Cameron's "Titanic," said that she agreed and thought Jack could have fit on a bit of door. During the conversation, Kimmel blamed Winslet's character for Jack's death in the film.
In the film, Jack died as he was somehow unable to get on board on a floating door, although there appeared to have enough room.
According to Cinema Blend, the conclusion of Cameron's "Titanic" was a complete "sham," as the two could have lived happily ever after if they were able to get on board together on the said floating door.
As per the publication, it was Cameron, who penned the screenplay, who insisted that Jack should die in the film. It was added that Jack and Rose might just be real, as Jack could still help her get back to the floating door, even after Rose fell off trying to pull him up.
In 2012, Mythbusters (via Cinema Blend) tested "Titanic's" conclusion and showed that they managed to get both people up onto the floating door with minor complications. According to the test, being able to survive on the door while waiting for rescue was entirely possible, provided that they utilized Rose's life jack to maintain them floating with the buoyancy of the door.
"Titanic" centers on 17-year-old aristocrat who falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious R.M.S. Titanic. Aside from Winslet and DiCaprio, the film starred Bill Paxton, Gloria Stuart, Frances Fisher, Kathy Bates, and Billy Zane, among others.
With Cameron at the helm of the film and the script, Al Giddings, Grant Hill, Jon Landau, Sharon Mann, Rae Sanchini, and Pamela Easley co-produced the film.
Following Cameron's "Avatar," "Titanic" stands as the second highest-grossing film of all time. It grossed more than $658 million locally and more than $1.5 million in other countries, which account to more than $2 million on a global scale, according to Box Office Mojo.
"Titanic" also got several wins at the Academy Awards and they include the best picture, best director, editing, cinematography, art direction, costume design, makeup, visual effects, sound, sound editing, original dramatic score, and original song, "My Heart Will Go On." Winslet and Stuart were nominated as best actress and best supporting actress.
Overall, "Titanic" has emerged as one of the most iconic love stories ever told. Some agree that Cameron was a "heartless monster" for mercilessly killing Jack, among the passengers of the R.M.S. Titanic. However, the film has reached the level of its success due to people's love for it and might not have happened if Jack had survived.
Watch Winslet's interview here.