Watch Kate Winslet and Stephen Colbert Fix the Ending to “Titanic”
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Kate Winslet made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night to promote her new film, Wonder Wheel. Instead of talking about the widely contested Woody Allen flick, however, the two of them chatted about Titanic, which is being re-released in theaters this week in honor of its 20th anniversary. Colbert asked her a series of questions, including two that fans have been debating for the last two decades: Why did she let Jack go, and could both of them have fit on that damn door?
“In the famous line, you say, ‘I’ll never let you go, Jack.’ But… you do,” Colbert says.
“I lie,” Winslet deadpans. “I lie, I fully lie, I hold my hand up, I let him go. Plus, he just should have tried harder to get on that door.”
To be clear, James Cameron has vociferously defended the fact that Jack had to go. When Vanity Fair recently asked him if they could have boat fit on the floating door, and thereby survived, he gave a truly savage response, “The answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies…Obviously it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him.Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”
Colbert and Winslet, however, are both firmly in the #therewastotallyenoughroom camp. So when Winslet noticed that Colbert’s counter was around the same size of the door, it was inevitable that they would recreate the famous scene, this time, with the proper ending. The results were hysterical.
You can watch the re-enaction, which starts at 3:30, below. And for more great news, don’t miss the 20 Biggest Viral Moments of 2017.
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