Kate Winslet appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote The Mountain Between Us, and she told a story about the time cut off a friend’s ear. E! News says that Kate told Jimmy Fallon that when she was younger, she decided to have a back-up plan in case the whole acting thing didn’t work out. Kate’s plan B was cutting hair.
Kate says she started out cutting her own hair, and she eventually graduated to cutting the hair of a family friend, an adult man. Unfortunately for that guy, it didn’t work out. According to Kate, she accidentally circumcised his ear.
“I actually saw it fall,” Winslet recalled, adding that it was “a little nick” and not a “chunk” of his ear. “It was very upsetting! I was very traumatized.”
Today, however, they both laugh about it. “I’m like, ‘Where’s the missing bit, Mick?’ And he’s like, ‘It’s my claim to fame!'” she laughed. “He’s proud of his little bit of missing ear. Bless him!” Though most people don’t even notice it, “I can tell and he can tell; it’s our own special secret.”
If I were that guy, I wouldn’t let my weird ear go to waste. Listen Mick, there’s tons of Titanic fans out there who I’m sure would gladly make the trip to see the ear that was mangled by the real-life Rose. It would be like his very own Shroud of Turin! $20 for a picture, $30 to rub the scar for good luck, and $40 to have it bless your replica Heart of the Ocean necklace.
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