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Kate Winslet Carried Richard Branson's Mom Out Of Burning Home!

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Kate Winslet is a hero!

According to Sir Richard Branson, the actress actually physically carried his 90-year-old mother out of his burning home on his private island on the Caribbean.

Although, Kate is not pictured above, this is what the scene looked like when his home went up in flames. Branson described what happened:

"My mother's 90 years old and, in order — although she can walk — in order to speed the process up, (Winslet) picked my mother up and carried her, carried her out of the house, and so Kate helped rescue my mother."

He later said:

"Talking to her (Winslet), she said it's like being in a film set where you're waiting for the words 'cut' but they just don't come. So it was quite surreal for her to be in a real-life situation."

Thankfully, nobody was injured in the fire. As Richard said:

"I have lost thousands of photographs and my notebooks, which is very sad. But all family and friends are well — which, in the end, is all that really matters."

Agreed. And thank goodness Kate was staying there to help Richard's mother. Such courage! Bravo, Kate!

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

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8 comments to “Kate Winslet Carried Richard Branson's Mom Out Of Burning Home!”



  1. 1

    I think I love her. I kinda got choked up reading that.



  2. 2

    Always loved Kate and this makes me admire her more.



  3. 3

    Big deal anyone of us would have done the same. Stupid Rich F'ers of course it make the news



  4. 4

    When I heard this last night on the news, my first thought was that I would expect nothing less from Kate Winslet. She has always appeared to me to be a kind, caring human being. I can't imagine how greatful Sir Richard is to the lovely Kate.



  5. 5

    a person is not a hero for doing what a normal human being should be doing…

    Believe it or not….God put on on this earth to make a difference not sit around and take up space….like some people do…..



  6. 6

    Re: Edgenet – no, not everyone would have done the same. and it is a big deal to save someone from a fire. don't be petty.



  7. 7

    Why didn't Richard Branson carry his own mother out of the fire? Why did he leave her for Kate? What was he doing that was more important than his own mother?



  8. 8

    OH god how can people read this and take something negative from it??? Where you dropped on your head as a child? I love Kate this is a nice story. One thing I don't get is when peoles homes burnt down and they're like oh well it's just possessions id literally die if I lost my stuff haha