Titanic fans glad ‘heartbreaking' scene that shows little girl's fate was deleted
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Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, James Cameron’s 1998 box office smash hit Titanic just keeps getting more popular having reached a whole new audience thanks to fan accounts on TikTok.
The film - which was based on the devastating events of the ill-fated passenger liner R.M.S. Titanic hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage to New York in 1912 - follows the fictional tale of lovers Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet respectively.
While the disaster movie is plagued with tragedy, one of its more heartwarming moments comes when a jubilant Jack is folk dancing with Rose on the ship’s lower ‘Third Class’ decks. However, when he spots a little girl looking dismayed not to be his partner, the plucky American reassures her by saying: “You’re still my best girl, Cora.”
Obviously, things start going wrong shortly after the scene, and viewers will know that while many of the ship’s wealthier customers made it into the lifeboats, the poorer passengers were trapped on the doomed boat.
However, what became of little Cora was previously unknown - until one TikToker shared a deleted scene to their account.
In a post that has now been viewed a whopping 492.8k times and received 24.7k likes, super-fan Pablo O’Hana showed that Cora was sadly trapped with her family and drowned on the ship - as the gate to the lower cabins was locked to allow the upper-class passengers a better chance of escape.
His followers were left distraught by the revelation. “Just knowing Cora died was hard enough, but seeing how she died was just devastating,” wrote one user, while another added: “I’m so glad this wasn’t in the movie and wish I didn’t see it now.”
Another continued: “I’m glad this was cut, otherwise I'd be non-stop crying from that point onwards,” while a fourth claimed they “probably would have been scarred for life” if the clip had made it into the final cut.
Others were in denial about Cora’s death, and wrote: “She was fine. It cut just before the bit where the gate burst open and fired her out of the ship like a cork from a bottle.”
If fans can put aside the harrowing nature of the film, they will have a chance to see it on the big screen once more as it marks its quarter of a century milestone by hitting cinemas around the country this week.
Away from the movie, DiCaprio hit headlines last week when he was linked to 19-year-old French-Israeli model Eden Polani after they were spotted at a party together.
The Hollywood A-Lister, 48, has previously been criticised for never publicly dating a woman over the age of 25.