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

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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