Winslet Recalls Teen Trial: Dad's Pay Phone

Dad's tactics threw off her dating routine, actress says
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2009 12:48 PM CST
Winslet Recalls Teen Trial: Dad's Pay Phone
Kate Winslet, nominated for best actress in a leading role for her work in "The Reader," arrives at the Academy Award luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

When Kate Winslet was growing up, her dad knew how to keep her from gabbing on the telephone all night: He installed a pay phone in their house. "He would pick up the extension and sigh and tut down the line when I was talking to boyfriends," says the Oscar nominee.

"I do remember the days of it beeping and me shouting, ‘Hang on, hang on, get a coin. Don’t hang up, don’t break up with me on the phone, I just need a coin," Winslet said.
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