Saturday, 23 June 2012
Kristin Chenoweth Hoards Quarters
Chenoweth, 43, said the quirk might have been triggered by her earlier days as a starving actor when she needed to do her laundry. She said since it’s not an easy task getting change at times — especially in New York — she’s “been hoarding quarters ever since.”
The Broadway beauty said she gets “joy — and actually a high” by putting a quarter in a meter.
“I have a collection of jars of quarters in New York,” she said. “Last week, my best friend e-mailed [and asked me,] ‘What are you doing?’ I’m taking a picture of my jar of quarters what’s wrong with me?”
“I don’t know,” a puzzled Ellen said, to which Chenoweth joked, “I need to seek help.” “It’s a safe addiction,” Ellen observed. “No one’s getting hurt. You like quarters and that’s fine. You get a high from putting a quarter in a meter.” But wait, there’s more: Chenoweth admitted she not only hoards the quarters, but “cleans them with Purell.”