Kate Winslet slams ‘Titanic’ body-shaming: ‘That’s bullying’

Kate Winslet is so over the capital-D Discourse surrounding the notorious floating-door scene from “Titanic.”

On Friday’s episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, the Oscar-winning actor addressed the continued debate over whether or not her “Titanic” co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, might have match beside her on the scrap of driftwood that saves her character Rose’s life on the finish of the 1997 movie.

For years, a vocal legion of “Titanic” conspiracy theorists have insisted that DiCaprio’s character, Jack, additionally might have survived if he climbed onto the buoyant door beside Winslet’s Rose as a substitute of staying within the freezing-cold water after the titular cruise ship capsized.

“You just have to make a joke of it, don’t you?” Winslet advised podcast host Josh Horowitz when requested for her tackle the scene. “I don’t f— know. That’s the answer … I don’t f—know.”

The “Avatar: The Way of Water” star added that she has a larger “understanding of water and how it behaves … than most” — not solely due to her in depth expertise capturing in water, but in addition due to her private expertise swimming, paddle-boarding, browsing, kite-surfing, windsurfing and scuba-diving.

“If you put two adults on a stand-up paddle-board, it becomes immediately extremely unstable. That is 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’ll be tipping. You’ll be falling in the water. …

“I have to be honest. I actually don’t believe that we would have survived if we had both gotten on that door. I think that he could have fit, but it would have tipped … and it would not have been a sustainable idea. So you heard it here for the first time: Yes, he could have fit on that door, but it would not have stayed afloat.”

In response to haters who’ve argued she was “too fat” within the film, Winslet mentioned, “Why were they so mean to me?” and insisted, “I wasn’t even f— fat.” The 47-year-old actor — who was 19 when she landed the function of Rose in “Titanic” — additionally mirrored on how she would reply to these body-shaming feedback now if she might “turn back the clock.”

“I would have used my voice in a completely different way,” she mentioned. “I would have said, ‘Don’t you dare treat me like this. I’m a young woman. My body is changing. I’m figuring it out. I’m deeply insecure. I’m terrified. Don’t make this any harder than it already is.’

“That’s bullying and actually borderline abusive. And now that wouldn’t happen. And if it did happen, a young actor would truly respond in exactly the way I just did. … This nonsense of commenting on bodies and how women look, it’s getting better, but we’ve still got such a ways to go.”

Moreover, Winslet condemned the commentary surrounding girls’s red-carpet appearances — rejecting body-focused phrases like “toned” and “svelte.”

“Don’t even say it. We don’t say that about the men.” she mentioned. “It’s such an irresponsible thing to do and it feeds directly into young women aspiring to ideas of perfection that don’t exist …

“It’s for one night and one night only that we’re in that damn dress, and believe you me, mine comes straight off the second I’m in the car on the way home, and I’m in my pajamas … eating chips and farting. That’s what we do.”

Earlier this month, “Titanic” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” director James Cameron advised the Toronto Solar he had carried out a “scientific study to put this whole thing to rest” and show “once and for all” that solely one among Winslet and DiCaprio’s characters might have made it out of the movie alive.

“We have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and we’re going to do a little special on it that comes out in February,” he mentioned.

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