Almost twenty years later, the actress admitted as much Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door,” she said.

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Sorry, Kate Winslet, but you are wrong. Or at least missing the point. As Jezebel’s own Madeleine Davies, leading Titanic scholar, insists: “OMFG, YOU IDIOTS: The issue wasn’t that Jack and Rose didn’t fit on the door, it was that Jack’s weight made the door sink!” If Jack had gotten on that door, it would’ve been sufficiently swamped with frigid North Atlantic seawater that they both froze to death. The end.


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