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Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie grill Leonardo DiCaprio about Titanic’s door scene

Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt quizzed their Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Leonardo DiCaprio about the infamous Titanic door scene.

hollywood Updated: Jul 17, 2019 19:18 IST

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a still from Titanic.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a still from Titanic.
         

Leonardo DiCaprio is choosing to stay away from the Titanic door debate, and even his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-stars Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie can't break him.

The three actors sat down with MTV News to discuss their upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood when the infamous subject from DiCaprio's hit 1997 movie came up, reported Fox News. 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. "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.

Brad Pitt, from left, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie attend the photo call for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Brad Pitt, from left, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie attend the photo call for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. ( Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP )

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, as cited by People. "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.

"It's called," Plumb said before Cameron finished "writing," and the two shared a laugh.

Set in the backdrop of 1969 Los Angeles, the film will feature DiCaprio 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. The film is slated to hit the theatres on August 9.

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