Could Jack Have Fit On The Door In Titanic? 22 Years After The Movie, Leonardo DiCaprio Still Gets Trolled And It’s Hilarious!
It’s been 22 years since Jack froze in the subzero Atlantic waters after Titanic sunk and Rose lived on. Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) clung to a door floating in the ocean as Rose (Kate Winslet) rested on it, waiting for help to arrive. While all of us shed tears during this moving climax of the movie, audience members believed both Jack and Rose could have fit on the door. Or maybe taken turns. Let’s admit, all of us have pondered over this and if we ever had a chance encounter with Leo, we’d ask him this first. Except that it’s quite unlikely to happen and we’d be too mesmerised to be able to utter any cohesive words.
This question had haunted the internet forums for two decades. Was there room for Jack on that slab of timber? Were Jack’s survival instincts underplayed? Would he have atleast tried more than once if Rose wasn’t sprawled all over it? The point of debate resurfaced when Leonardo DiCaprio was asked in an interview with MTV News (US) during the publicity tour for the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. When a reporter asked him about it, he looked at the ground and just shook his head, clearly speechless.
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Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, who were also present during the interview, pulled his leg suggesting that Jack could have squeezed onto the plank with Rose. Margot teased Leonardo, “Oh my god, I thought about it. I remember bawling my eyes out!” Responding to this an embarrassed and unmoved Leonardo said, “I have no comment.” This banter just kept getting funnier, as Brad Pitt added, “That is fun. Well, I’m going to go back and look now, certainly.” This is so cute, we wish we were there to see DiCaprio’s cheeks becoming pink with embarrassment!
Margot called the door debate the biggest controversy in modern cinema and she poked fun at him asking if he had suggested the makers to increase the door’s size during the shoot. Throughout the fun sesh, DiCaprio refused to comment and had an adorable smirk on his face!
We went ahead and did a Google search for “Titanic door” which showed up more than 41 million results. And while the banter between Leonardo, Margot and Brad was rather in a fun spirit, we know netizens can get a bit too passionate about things. Expect disputes over director James Cameron’s narrative and Rose’s love being questioned.
However, in an interview with Vanity Fair 20 years after Titanic released, James Cameron said that it should be perceived simply as an “artistic choice.” He said, “The thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him.” Cameron clarified that Jack had to die one way or the other, “The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smokestack fell on him, he was going down.” He further added, “It’s called art. Things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”
We hope that settles the debate.