This week in things I thoroughly enjoy, Celine Dion has managed to take the Titanic ‘door’ conundrum and completely turn it on its head.
During an interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the Canadian singer tackled a question that has been on the minds of Titanic fans for 20 years – could Jack have fit on the damn door? – and somehow gave us a totally new perspective on it.
Fallon started the conversation:
“They’re [fans] are saying at the end of the movie, if Rose just scooted over a little bit, just a little bit over here, she could have saved Jack’s life.
“Do you agree with this?”
The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ songstress quickly replied in faux horror:
“Don’t put me in trouble. What if they want to do a Titanic number two?”
Before laying down the law.
Dion pointed out that Rose is having a pretty rough time herself, and she can’t really be blamed for not being super active in that moment.
“First of all, if you look closely at the picture, Rose is maybe dead or totally frozen,” she said.
“She’s not quite all there, okay?”
Then she hit us with a serious truth bomb:
“Second of all, he doesn’t need an invitation,” she said, before serving the camera some side-eye.
And honestly, she is not wrong.
Jack, dude. You froze to death because you wanted to be a gentleman? Once Rose was up on the door you really could have tried to climb on at least one more time.
“Come on baby! Make yourself comfortable,” Dion continued.
It was at this point that my brain exploded, and I realised we all have been looking at this situation the wrong way, completely.
Check out the video for yourself and join me in finally forgiving Rose two decades after the fact.