Kate Winslet said she was physically mortified by one of the most famous and hotly debated scenes from James Cameron’s 1997 hit titanic
Even as the film approaches its 25th anniversary, people have continued to wonder why Rose (Winslet) couldn’t make room for Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) on the floating door during the climax scene.
During the Friday (December 16) episode of the Happy sad confused podcast, the Mare by Easttown The actor said some of the press coverage and comments on that final scene were “so mean”.
“Apparently I was too fat,” she told host Josh Horowitz. “Why were you so mean to me? You were so mean. I wasn’t even damn fat.”
Referring to the tabloids’ disparaging comments about her, Winslet said she would have reacted differently to the coverage today “if I could turn back the clock.”
She explained: “I would have told journalists, I would have replied, I would have said, ‘Don’t you dare treat me like that. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I’m finding out, I’m deeply insecure, I’m scared, don’t make it any harder than it already is.”
“It’s bullying, you know, and actually borderline abusive, I’d say.”
Winslet has previously opened up about being fat-shamed by her acting teacher when she was 14.
While dedicating her 2016 Bafta win to “all the girls who doubt themselves,” the British actress revealed, as she’s been told, “I could do well if I settled for fat girl roles.”
Director Cameron, his latest film Avatar: The Way of Water was published earlier this month and recently revealed that it had conducted a “scientific study” to settle the debate surrounding Jack’s death once and for all.
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