We’re finally getting the answers we deserve. Leonardo DiCaprio reacted to the Titanic door controversy. The Oscar winner finally chimed in on the theory so many fans of the 1997, Best Picture-winning film believe: that Rose and Jack could have both fit on the door at the end of the movie and survived.
If you’re struggling to remember the details about what this door is and why it’s important, here’s a bit of a refresher. Following the terrifying submergence of the “unsinkable” Titanic, Rose and Jack, along with hundreds of other passengers, were left in the icy water to fend for themselves. Stranded, people begin clinging to anything to stay afloat and out of the water. Jack, finding Rose, offers her a door she can lay on, keeping out of the water and away from the threat of hypothermia. Jack, however, offers a glance at the door, with a knowing loo, which suggested that if he were to climb on the door too, neither of them would survive.
While promoting his latest film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, with costars Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie on MTV News, DiCaprio landed on the topic of the controversial door scene. DiCaprio’s costars chimed in, with Robbie noting, “That is the biggest controversy, I think, in modern cinema.” Pitt offered some questions of his own, asking, “Could you? Could you have squeezed in there? You could’ve, couldn’t you?” Finally, DiCaprio broke his silence, answering with a firm, “No comment, Brad.”
When Robbie inquired further, DiCaprio once again replied, “Like I said, I have no comment.” It seems DiCaprio is in agreement with his director James Cameron, who noted the silliness of the whole controversy. “The answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies. Very simple. Obviously, it was an artistic choice,” Cameron shared with Vanity Fair in 2017. “The thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him … I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later.”