Kate Winslet was saved from an embarrassing banking experience on Thursday morning (17Jun10), when a kindly customer stepped in to help the star cash her change after the teller refused to serve her.
The Titanic star visited a New York branch of Chase bank with her two children to hand in their loose coins in exchange for dollar bills.
But after realising the Oscar-winner did not hold an account at the branch, the bank clerk refused to process the transaction.
However, Winslet was saved from dragging the bucket of change home when a Chase customer offered to swap the coins for notes.
According to the New York Daily News, the generous patron was stunned when Winslet removed her sunglasses to thank him.
A bank source tells the publication, "(He asked) 'Are You Kate Winslet?' Winslet smiled and nodded."