Kate Winslet recently revealed the unconventional location in which she keeps her Oscar – the bathroom.

Kate Winslet’s Oscar

Winslet said that she keeps her Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for 2008’s The Reader next to the toilet in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The reasoning behind the bathroom location is so that people can privately pretend to be an Academy Award winner.

“The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad,'” Winslet told the newspaper. “And you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed.”

“They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical,” Winslet added.

Winslet, who has been nominated for an Oscar five other times – Sense and Sensibility (1995), Titanic (1998), Iris (2002), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2005) and Little Children (2007) – could be up for another one for her as Joanna Hoffman in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin‘s Steve Jobs.

Winslet, who lobbied producer Scott Rudin to get the part of Hoffman, made it a priority to spend time with Jobs’ right-hand woman and do her best to nail down her elusive accent.

“I just wanted to please [Joanna] as much as I could. How she sounds, and her accent, is fairly complicated,” Winslet told Vulture. “She grew up largely in Armenia, spent some time in Poland, and has Russians in her family, so she has all three accents, but she’s been in America since she was a teenager, so she had American rhythms. You know, she really has this accent that goes way up and down.”

“It’s almost impossible to copy because of just how singsongy it becomes. So I had to put it into my own register,” Winslet added. “But we were all doing accents. I mean, Michael’s Irish, and he’s playing Steve Jobs, for God’s sake.”

Steve Jobs hits theaters Oct. 23.

 

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