Kate Winslet Tells Graham Norton: I ‘Lost My Bra’ During Fire (VIDEO)

Kate Winslet

She rescued an old lady but parted with her bra in the process: Oscar winner Kate Winslet talks about that harrowing escape from Richard Branson‘s flame-engulfed Necker Island home on The Graham Norton Show, airing this Saturday (October 29) on BBC America.

Speaking about the early morning blaze, which took place during a tropical storm, she told Graham Norton “I jumped up and ran immediately towards the fire but then realized we might die … then thought ‘Now what do I do?’ so I ran into the bedroom and put on a bra!” Hey, when ferrying 90-year-old women out of burning buildings, you do need a bit of support. But Winslet soon realized that slipping on her undergarments wasn’t the best use of her time. More of that in this clip:


Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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