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.
"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.]