Kate Winslet on the Titanic Gate and People Criticizing Her Weight

In the last 25 years, Titanic It is still one of the most discussed films. Whether it’s Leo and Kate’s iconic chemistry, the film’s coverage, or the infamous door controversy.

Of course, the door argument refers to the very end of the movie, when Rose and Jack (DiCaprio) manage to get out of the sinking ship together by jumping into freezing water. While Rose is lying on a wooden door, Jack eventually dies of hypothermia in the water.

It’s a plot point that caused a lot of discussion among fans about whether Jack could fit through the wooden door and survive alongside Rose. In fact, such a conversation that James Cameron announced that he had a scientific study commissioned to resolve the longstanding debate.

“We took two stuntmen with the same body mass as Kate and Leo and placed sensors all over them and in them and put them in ice water and tested whether they would survive by various means. The answer was that neither could have survived,” James explained. “Only one can survive.”

while Titanic The door talk has remained a fun topic for movie fans to discuss over the years, with Kate revealing that after the movie was released in 1997, people treated her pretty badly about it.

in an interview on Happy Sad Confused On the podcast with Josh Horowitz, Kate discussed the famous door scene and what it was like right after. Titanichis release and how he suddenly became one of the most recognizable actors.

“Actually, I don’t believe we would have survived if we both went out that door,” Kate began. “I think it could fit, but it would topple. It wouldn’t be a sustainable idea.”

Kate explained that there were a few toxic fans at the time, and even journalists who said Jack couldn’t get in the door and died because of his weight, which is absolutely horrific.

“I was apparently very fat,” he began. “Why were they so bad for me? They were so cruel. I wasn’t even fat. If I could turn back time, I would use my voice in a completely different way.”

“I would definitely say to reporters, I would reply, ‘Don’t try to treat me like that. I’m a young woman, my body is changing, I’d say.’ When I realized that, I was extremely insecure, I’m afraid, don’t make it any harder than it is.’ It’s bullying, you know, and I’d actually say borderline harassment.”

In fact, just this year, Kate told The Sunday Times that she was told to settle for “fat girl” roles while in acting school, and even asked her manager, “How’s her weight?”

at the time of release Titanic, Kate has been the subject of intense scrutiny as she has become one of the world’s greatest actors almost overnight. What makes the criticism worse is that Leo doesn’t get nearly the same horrific treatment, thus shouting the double standard between men and women in the press.

“It was so scary to suddenly become famous so quickly,” Kate recalled. Happy Sad Confused digital audio file. “Really, my life was from walking around without makeup, going across the street to buy a glass of milk, a newspaper, and a loaf of bread, all of a sudden this became an abnormal activity because I was literally surrounded by the press just walking across the street. And I was so young.”

Thinking about what it means to be a young actor today, Kate said she “cannot imagine that” given the presence of social media and how people’s criticism is therefore more front and center.

Since the surrounding press storm TitanicThroughout her career, Kate has been an advocate for talking about women’s bodies and turning off body shapers. On Happy Sad Confused On the podcast, Kate took the time to express her disappointment at how women’s bodies are still being criticized.

“The bullshit of commenting on bodies and how women look is getting better, but we still have a long way to go,” he explained.

She talked about how she hated when photos of women on the red carpet were described using terms like “cut a good figure” or “slim.” Kate continued, “Don’t even say that. We don’t say that about men.”

“It’s a very irresponsible thing to do and it directly feeds young women who crave ideas of non-existent perfection. Desiring to have bodies that the press says we have. For just one night and one night, you’re in that damn dress.”

Kate ended her speech by saying, “Bodies are bodies. Everyone is beautiful. No matter what they are and what they came with.” ❤️.

You can listen to Kate’s full conversation here: Happy Sad Confused podcast is here.

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