Celebrity Hero Kate Winslet Rescues Sir Richard Branson’s Mother From A Burning Building

By Kelly Conaboy / August 23, 2011

The recent trend of celebrities revealing themselves as heros continues today with unlikely celebrity hero, Kate Winslet! Remember how after the Titanic sank she wanted to float around by herself on the slab of wood she had, so she let Leonardo DiCaprio die? Not so with rebel billionaire Richard Branson’s mother when the mansion they were staying in caught on fire! From ABC:

“My mum is 90 and can walk, but it was more just to speed the process up than anything else. But anyway, she was great. She swept her up into her arms and got them out of the house as fast as possible,” Branson told The Telegraph.”Talking to her, 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.”

Hooray! And congratulations to Kate Winslet on being in a real-life situation. In times like these it’s hard not to ask yourself how you would react when placed in a similar position. Would you, as the personal guest of Virgin Group multi-billionaire rebel activist reality star Sir Richard Branson, carry his 90-year-old mother out of his burning Caribbean mansion on his luxurious private island, once featured on an episode of Cribs, after the mansion was struck by lightening and caught on fire? It’s hard to say! Tough call. What isn’t hard to say, though, is that it is clear that celebrities are all the heros now. Goodnight to firemen, policemen, astronauts, teachers, doctors, veterinarians, captured journalists, people who make prosthetic limbs, and lawyers who work on cases pro bono because they just believe the kid and want to help. Celebrities are here now. You can go to sleep. Video from ABC in which they pretty much only talk about how nice the mansion used to be before it burned to the ground after the jump.

Yay mansions! Yay Kate Winslet! Yay celebrities! Yay old people! Booooooo fires!