In one of the biggest-grossing films of movie history, Kate Winslet’s character Rose bid a farewell to DiCaprio’s character Jack — a farewell that left many movie-goers in tears.
Now, 20 years later, the actress admitted publicly that the death of her character’s lover was probably unnecessary. The statement came while Winslet was being interviewed on the popular American late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The two were discussing a recent awards show, at which Winslet had been seated nearby DiCaprio’s, when Kimmel put it out there, saying that Winslet’s character had let DiCaprio freeze to death at the end of the film.
“I agree,” said Winslett. “I think he actually could have fitted on that bit of door.”
“There was plenty of room,” Kimmel continued, emphatically. Winslet repeated that she knew.
The popularity of the 1997 film is still high, Winslet continued as she spoke with the talk show host about the excitement people still show whenever she and DiCaprio share the same space.
“People are always so excited to see Leo and myself in the same space,” said Winslet. “Which you know, at the end of the day, that is so lovely, isn’t it?
“It’s been 20 years and people still get such a kick out of it.”
By Andy Stern