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Kate Winslet Keeps Her Oscar in the Bathroom, and You’re Going to Love the Reason Why

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Kate Winslet ranks high on the official list of most delightful human beings in the world, and this latest news story about her definitely bumps her up a few spots. If you can believe it, it's even more delightful than her desire to make birthday bone broth. Crazy, I know.

In a new interview with WSJ magazine, Kate reveals where she keeps the Oscar that she won in 2009 for The Reader. She doesn't keep it on her mantel or on her nightstand or as a centerpiece on her dining table or in a locked vault buried several feet underground. Instead, she keeps it in her bathroom. You might think that's a bit strange, until you hear the absolutely perfect reason Kate has for it.

No, she doesn't use it to hold toilet paper, nor has she somehow turned it into a room deodorizer. Instead, it's so her guests can practice their acceptance speeches in the mirror — which they apparently take full advantage of.

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

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22 that is the single most adorable thing I've ever read. How generous of Kate to allow her friends to forgo their hair brushes and soap dispensers in favor of the real deal. And considering Kate probably has people in the film industry over to her house, that could be invaluable rehearsal time for them. I'm just waiting for someone to win an Oscar and thank Kate Winslet for allowing them to practice for this significant moment.

I'd say Kate has some pretty loyal friends if no one has run off with the thing, but it's not exactly a tube of lipstick. I think Kate would probably notice if someone had an Oscar-shaped protrusion under their jacket.

(H/T: Buzzfeed, Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

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