Kate Winslet’s Frantic Underwear Moment

Why the actress rushed to put on a bra during house fire
Sunday , 23 October 2011
Kate Winslet’s Frantic Underwear Moment
Kate Winslet the heroine

Kate Winslet was thrown into confusion when confronted with
the fire which destroyed Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean home in August (2011)
and the first thing she did was put on her bra.

The Titanic actress and 20 other guests were holidaying
at the tycoon’s luxury retreat in the British Virgin Islands when lightening
struck the wooden property, setting it ablaze.

Kate was hailed a heroine for carrying Richard’s frail
90-year-old mother Eve to safety as the building burned around them. But the
Brit admits her brave actions only came after a few minutes of panic, revealing
she rushed to put on her underwear before trying to escape the disaster.

She spilled to British TV host Graham Norton that “it was
genuinely very scary. We woke up at 4.30 in the morning to yelling that there
was a fire.”

“I jumped up and ran immediately towards the fire but
then realised we might die so turned around, told my children to go in and shut
the door and then thought, ‘Now what do I do?’ I ran into the bedroom and put
on a bra.”

Kate admits that “in disastrous moments like that, you do
the strangest things. I started to put on a bra and thought, ‘No, that’s going
to take me too long’, so off came the bra, on came the T-shirt, I grabbed the children
and I picked up Granny.”

The modest star went on to downplay her part in saving
Richard’s mother, adding, “No, I didn’t save her life. I carried her down the
stairs is the truth of it.”

“We were all at the top of some very slippery stone steps
and in the middle of a hurricane. It was so dramatic, there was lashing rain
and it really did feel like being in a movie. In truth, I carried Eve Branson down the stairs.”

“I have to say Eve Branson is an extraordinary stoic,
powerful lady and she could have totally made it out on her own. I just helped
that tiny little bit.”

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