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Kate Winslet responds to Titanic fans ‘abusing boundaries’ who claim her weight played a role in floating door scene


Kate Winslet overcame years of criticism for it Titanic Floating door scene saw the death of by Leonardo DiCaprio character, Jack Dawson, in the iconic 1997 film.

However, criticism 25 years on from the film has grown ruthlessly, with the actress now being “excessively abused” by fans of the blockbuster with the opinion that ​considering that her weight was the reason why both characters couldn’t fit through the life-saving door.

“Obviously I was too fat,” she said on the latest episode of Mixed happiness and sadness audio file. “Why are they so mean to me? They’re so mean. I’m not even fat.”

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Titanic.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Titanic. (Paramount’s photo)

Winslet was just 21 years old when she played Rose DeWitt Bukater in this blockbuster, and her age and status as a newcomer in Hollywood have kept her dodging criticism. But now older and wiser at 47, the actress isn’t afraid to respond to their cruel taunts and malicious comments.

“I would respond, I would say, ‘Don’t treat me like this. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I’m realizing it, I’m so insecure, I’m scared Fear, don’t make this any more difficult, Winslet told host Josh Horowitz of her opponents.

“It’s bullying, you know, and it’s really abusive to the limit,” I would say.

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic
Kate Winslet plays Rose and Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jack in the 1997 blockbuster. (CBS via Getty Images)

In the same podcast, Winslet also weighed in on the debate over whether Rose and Jack were just right to save both of their lives in a catastrophic scene.

“I don’t know. No, that’s the answer I don’t know,” Winslet laughed.

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Kate Winslet attends "Avatar: The Road of Water" world premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on December 6, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Kate Winslet says she doesn’t understand why she’s faced with such terrible abuse over that Titanic scene even 25 years later. (Getty)

“All I can tell you is that I really understand water and how it works, I really understand. If you put two adults on a stand-up paddle board, it immediately becomes so it’s extremely unstable, that’s for sure.”

“You heard it here, for the first time, yeah, he can fit, he can fit that door, but it won’t float. It won’t,” she added.

“I really don’t believe we’d survive if we both walked in that door,” she added. “I think he could be a good fit, but it’s going to tilt and it’s not going to be a sustainable idea.”

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