Kate Winslet's house guests are encouraged to practice their Academy Award acceptances speeches — from her bathroom.
That's where the versatile actress keeps the Oscar statuette, according to her interview with WSJ. Magazine, which profiled her for the publication's October cover story.
"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," said Winslet, who won the award for her performance in "The Reader" in 2009. "They'll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It's hysterical."
Appearing in the upcoming biopic "Steve Jobs," the six-time Oscar nominee — whose trophy collection includes an Emmy and a Grammy — also chatted with the magazine about divorce, fame and body image.
- On keeping divorce details private: "No one really knows what has happened in my life. No one really knows why my first marriage didn't last; no one knows why my second didn't. And I'm proud of those silences."
- On her two marriages prior to wedding Ned Rocknroll: "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 its being that way. And [expletive] me, it hasn't been easy, you know."
- On being called a movie star: "I've always been so uncomfortable with that. I just don't feel like one, and I don't live like one either— not the way I imagine a proper movie star living."
- On tabloid gossip: "No one teaches you, and also no one particularly helps you. It's a very specific thing to ask people to understand. 'So-and-so was mean about me in the newspaper.' 'Oh, just ignore it.' But you can't, because it's not true."
- On body image and motherhood: "We all focus on our bodies in our late teens and our early 20s, in a way that is just not cool or healthy. In your 30s, you become aware of staying fit. Now I view my physical self as an instrument that I have to keep going because I'm a mother, and I have to be as healthy as I can for those three people who need me — more than I need for myself to be in a … nude scene."
The print edition of the article arrives on newsstands Oct. 10, a day after the nationwide theatrical release of "Steve Jobs."
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