Kate Winslet Dishes on Dramatic Rescue

We saved what was important, she says of house fire
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2011 11:56 AM CDT
This image issued Aug. 22, 2011 by Virgin Limited Edition shows British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's luxury home, on Necker Island, in the Caribbean, in flames.   (AP Photo/Virgin Limited Edition/PA)
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(Newser) – Kate Winslet, actress, plastic surgery disavower, and hero, has spoken out after rescuing Richard Branson’s mother from a fire at the Virgin tycoon’s Caribbean home. “I’m just so glad that everyone is safe. And this very easily could not have been the case,” she tells the Daily Mail. “I will never forget Richard placing his arms around both my children as we were watching the flames, and saying, ‘At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people that you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff matters.’”

An amusing tidbit from the story: Branson, 61, was naked when he jumped out of bed at 4am and ran toward the flames, running into a cactus bush on the way.

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