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Leonardo DiCaprio gets teased by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie about the controversial 'Titanic' door scene

Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet in that iconic scene from Titanic. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

New Delhi Jul 17, 2019, 01.04 PM (IST)

It's been over 20 years since 'Titanic' released and made its lead actors Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio overnight stars. And while fans continue to shower love over the tragic-love story- the film's ending has been debated by the fans over the years. 

For years now, fans have clamoured on about how DiCaprio`s character Jack could have fit on the large floating door with actor Kate Winslet`s Rose instead of dying in the freezing cold water.

However, DiCaprio gave an iceberg-sized cold shoulder about the whole conversation surrounding the film`s door scene when he was asked to comment during a recent interview. Leo was promoting his upcoming film 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' along with co-stars Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie on MTV News when he was about his last scene in 'Titanic'. While Leo just muttered a 'No Comment' along with a chuckle, his co-stars teased him and chipped in with what they felt. 

"Oh my gosh, I thought it. I remember bawling my eyes out when I was a girl," Robbie said as the question was brought up."I have no comment," DiCaprio responded shortly after with a chuckle.

"That is the biggest controversy in modern cinema," Robbie agreed. "Ever," DiCaprio jokingly clarified."Could you, could you have squeezed in there? You could`ve, couldn`t you?" Pitt started teasing DiCaprio."No comment," he continued saying as Pitt tried to get an answer out of him.

"Did you mention it at the time? Were you like, should we make the door smaller," Robbie tried before DiCaprio shot her down."Like I said, I have no comment," DiCaprio said with a smile.

While DiCaprio refused to get into the debate, director James Cameron had no problem wading into the stormy waters earlier this year. The Oscar-winning director took part in BBC`s running series `Movies That Made Me`, where his 1997 blockbuster hit `Titanic` came up. 

When the conversation turned to the door scene debate, Cameron got a little heated. "I`ve never really seen it as a debate, it`s just stupid," Cameron said, causing BBC Radio 1`s Film Critic Ali Plumb to laugh.

"There`s no debate. But if you really want to unearth all the dumbass arguments associated with it. I mean, let`s go back to, could Romeo have been smart and not taken the poison? Yes. Could he have decided not to bring his little dagger just in case Juliet might stab herself with it? Yes, absolutely. It sort of misses the point," he said. 

Leo's latest film is set in the backdrop of 1969 Los Angeles and features the actor and Pitt as fading TV star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively. The film follows them as they make their way through a changing film industry, and fight to reclaim their fame. 

Apart from DiCaprio, Pitt, and Robbie, the film also stars late actor Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Michael Madsen, Lena Dunham, and Kurt Russell. 

It is produced by Shannon McIntosh and David Heyman. Perry, who will be last seen on the silver screen as Scott Lancer, a fictitious character in `Once Upon A Time In Hollywood`, passed away at the age of 52 on March 4 after suffering a massive stroke. The film is slated to hit the theatres on July 26, this year. 

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For years now, fans have clamoured on about how DiCaprio`s character Jack could have fit on the large floating door with actor Kate Winslet`s Rose instead of dying in the freezing cold water.