Kate Winslet Slams Titanic Bodyshaming: “It’s Bullying”

Kate Winslet is so over the Capital-D discourse surrounding the infamous ‘Titanic’ floating door scene.

On Friday’s episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Oscar winner addressed the ongoing debate over whether her Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio could have fit next to her on the piece of driftwood that saves her character Rose’s life on End of the 1997 film.

For years, a vociferous legion of “Titanic” conspiracy theorists have insisted that DiCaprio’s character Jack could have survived if he had climbed the floating door next to Winslet’s Rose rather than stayed in the freezing water after the eponymous cruise ship capsized.

“It’s gotta be a joke, right?” Winslet told podcast host Josh Horowitz when asked for her opinion on the scene. “I dont know. That’s the answer… I don’t know.”

The Avatar: The Way of Water star added that she has a “greater understanding of water and how it behaves… than most” — not only because of her extensive experience shooting in the water, but also because of her personal swimming experience, paddle boarding, surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing and diving.

“If you put two adults on a stand up paddle board, it immediately becomes extremely unstable. That’s for sure,” she continued. “If you put two adults and, say, a 7-year-old on a paddle board… you can’t do anything. You will tip. You will fall into the water. …

“I have to be honest. I actually don’t think we would have survived if we both walked through that door. I think he could have passed, but it would have tipped over… and it wouldn’t have been a sustainable idea. Here So that’s the first time you heard it: Yes, he could have fit on that door, but it wouldn’t have stayed afloat.”

In response to haters who claimed she was “too fat” in the film, Winslet said, “Why were they so mean to me?” and insisted, “I wasn’t even f-fat.” The 47-year-old actress – who was 19 when she landed the role of Rose on Titanic – also reflected on how she would react to those body-shaming comments now if she could “turn back the clock.”

“I would have used my voice very differently,” she said. “I would have said, ‘Don’t you dare treat me like that. i am a young woman My body is changing. I will find out. I am deeply insecure. I’m scared. Don’t make it any harder than it already is.’

“This is bullying and even borderline abusive. And that wasn’t going to happen now. And if it happened, a young actor would react exactly like I just did. … This nonsense about commenting on women’s bodies and looks is getting better, but we still have so many ways to go.”

Additionally, Winslet condemned the comment about women’s appearances on the red carpet – and dismissed body-hugging terms like “toned” and “lean”.

“Don’t even say it. We don’t say that about the men.” She said. “It’s so irresponsible to do that, and it leads straight to young women striving for ideas of perfection that don’t exist…

“It’s only for one night and one night only that we’re in this frigging dress and believe me mine comes right out the second I’m in the car on the way home and I’m in my pajamas…chips.” eat and fart. That’s what we do.”

Earlier this month James Cameron, director of Titanic and Avatar: The Way of Water, told the Toronto Sun he had done a “scientific study to end this whole thing” and prove it “once and for all.” , that only one of the characters of Winslet and DiCaprio could have made it out of the film alive.

“We’ve since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the film, and we’re going to do a little special on it that’s coming out in February,” he said.

“We took two stunt people who had the same body mass as Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over and inside them and we dunked them in ice water and tested if they could have survived. [Jack] had to die. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. It’s a film about love and sacrifice and mortality. Maybe after 25 years I won’t have to deal with it anymore.”

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