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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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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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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“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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