News Kate Winslet Has a Logical Explanation for Cutting a Guy's Ear Off By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 27, 2017 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Jim Spellman/WireImage Before she became Hollywood royalty and won an Oscar, Kate Winslet had a backup plan in case her acting career didn’t pan out. On Tuesday, the star stopped by The Tonight Show to dish on her new film, The Mountain Between Us, and explain why before taking on roles like Titanic, she tried her hand at beauty. “When I was younger I thought to myself if I don’t end up making it as an actress or even getting a job ever, I’d quite like to be a hairdresser. I started by cutting my own hair,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. The story was sweet and simple—Kate first cut her own locks—until it turned. “But then, alarmingly, a family friend, who was a fully grown man, ladies and gentlemen, allowed me to cut his hair and I cut off a piece of his ear,” she said. That’s right. Kate Winslet once cut off a guy’s ear. We’re going to let you have this moment to absorb that bit of news. Kate Winslet's Best Titanic Memory Will Make You Tear Up “I actually saw it fall! It was a little nick. It wasn’t like a chunk,” she said. “It was really upsetting.” Apparently, Winslet kept in touch with her friend, Mick, and said he didn’t totally mind, calling it his “claim to fame.” “He’s proud of his little bit of missing ear.” By the way, she says you can’t tell it’s missing. Watch the full clip above.