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One of the welcome decisions faced by Oscar winners is where to keep the footlong, 8.5-pound, gold-plated statuette. In a display case? On the mantel? Tucked away somewhere for safe keeping?

Kate Winslet went a different route. In a recent interview with WSJ Magazine, the British actress revealed that she keeps her 2009 Oscar for The Reader in her bathroom — and she has a pretty good reason.

“The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad,'” Winslet said. “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.”

Not that Winslet is above giving bathroom acceptance speeches: When she won her Oscar, she admitted she’d been practicing since she was an 8-year-old girl clutching a shampoo bottle.

Read Winslet’s full WSJ interview.

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