This Is Where Kate Winslet Keeps Her Oscar

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Thinking about redecorating your home? Consider Kate Winslet’s arrangement.

In a new interview with WSJ. Magazine, the 39-year-old actress gets candid about her divorces, her current husband Ned RocknRoll and that Oscar she took home in 2008 for The Reader.

“The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad’ — and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed,” she tells the magazine of why her Oscar currently lives in the bathroom. “They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical.”

Because Kate Winslet deserves more than a bathroom headline, here are some other highlights from the Steve Jobs star’s chat with WSJ. Magazine.

On how she landed the role of Jobs’ friend and Macintosh’s fifth hire Joanna Hoffman in the film: “It didn’t come to me; I went to it,” according to Winslet, who, with the help of her husband, transformed herself into someone even Steve Jobs producers couldn’t recognize.

On her work life balance: “People assume that [actors] go off for months on end. A lot of journalists say to me, ‘So I bet you’re looking forward to having some time with your kids,’ and I think, ‘I’m with them all the f*cking time.’ I don’t leave anyone behind; that’s just not the way it goes.”

On how she planned co-star Michael Fassbender’s weekends for him: “She was always doing things like booking hotels for me to get away and restaurants and trying ot make sure that I was looking after myself,” according to the actor, who plays the title role in Steve Jobs.

CREDIT: Willy Vanderperre for WSJ. Magazine

On her first divorce from Jim Threapleton when she was 26: “No on eteaches you, and also no one particularly helps you… it’s a very specific thing to ask people to understand.”


On her second divorce from Sam Mendes in 2010: “I know lots of people who are not in the public eye who have gone through several marriages, I really do, and it’s just those are the cards that life dealt me. I didn’t plan on it being that way. And f*ck me, it hasn’t been easy, you know.”

On Ned RocknRoll, her husband since 2012: “Thank god for Ned — really. He’s just so incredibly supportive, and he’s so much fun. He’s absolutely everything to me. And to all of us.”

On taking it off on the big screen, something she’s done 12 times: “I don’t think I can get away with it now. I’ve never had a body double — that would feel like lying. So I am probably done.”

On turning 40 in October: “I have not wasted a second. Good God, have I made the most of those 40 years.”

For so much more, head over to WSJ. Magazine.

Steve Jobs opens in limited release on Oct. 9 before going nationwide on Oct. 23. The Dressmaker arrives Dec. 4.