EGOT Alert: Kate Winslet Has a Plan 'to Win That F**ker'

by Stacy Lambe 6:33 AM PDT, October 08, 2015
Photo: WSJ. Magazine

There’s no doubt that Kate Winslet is a talented actress.

The actress, who turned 40 on Oct. 5, has an Emmy for Mildred Pierce, a GRAMMY for a spoken word album, and an Oscar for The Reader. She’s just one award away from winning the elusive EGOT, only lacking a Tony.

Since promoting Steve Jobs, in which she portrays Joanna Hoffman, the topic has come up a number of times, even during a TimesTalks in New York City on Tuesday evening with director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

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During the Q&A, an audience member asked her if she has any plans to head to Broadway when she revealed her plan to nab the Tony.

“Oh s**t! Sorkin, you do it, I’ll be in it and then I’ll try to win that f**ker,” Winslet said to the delight of everyone in the room.

“People have recently pointed this out to me and now it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s a thing. It’s going to be a thing. Am I going to have to have it as a goal? I never really had one of those but I suppose I’m going to have to have one now aren’t I?’” she continued before turning to Sorkin and asking him to make a deal to write a stage project for her to star in.

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“I would love to,” the screenwriter responded.

“Aaron’s going to write me something wonderful and then I’ll be in it and we’ll win that thing,” she said, clearly happy to have carved out a plan.

And if she does ever win the Tony, she’ll have to make room in her already crowded bathroom where she keeps her other awards, including her Oscar and GRAMMY.

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During the TimesTalk, she reflected on how others, including Jimmy Fallon, treat their awards. “[Fallon’s GRAMMY is] in a case,” she said of her visit to The Tonight Show. “And I said to my publicist, ‘His is in a case and mine is on the bath.’”

Winslet recently explained why she keeps her trophies near the toilet, telling WSJ Magazine that “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,” Winslet adds. “They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical.”