Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio just can’t escape the debate, even 19 years later, to the point where Winslet was even asked why there’s so much fuss about the iconic door while in the press room at the 2016 BAFTA Awards.
“Do you know what’s lovely? So much time has passed that it doesn’t matter what I say now,” Winslet said. “It’s not going to be a story that causes a huge furor. It’ll just be something that makes people laugh.”
“Thank God for time and the passing of it, that’s all I can say!”
Winslet, who took home the BAFTA award for best supporting actress for her role in Steve Jobs, says DiCaprio doesn’t feel quite the same about that piece of wood.
“He doesn’t care about the door,” Winslet says.
But even though Mythbusters took a scientific approach to settle the debate once and for all (determining that, yes, if they put Rose’s lifejacket under the door, they both could’ve survived), the controversy lives on.
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“I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door,” she said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Feb. 1.