(LOS ANGELES) -- Kate Winslet says she's "just so glad that everyone is safe" after she and the other guests at Sir Richard Branson's home in the Caribbean managed to escape the residence before it was destroyed by a fire on Monday.
The Oscar-winning actress, who helped guide Branson's 90-year-old mother to safety during the fire, is quoted by Britain's Daily Mail as saying, "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.'"
Winslet was staying at the home with her 10-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son at the Branson-owned Necker Island when it was struck by lightning.
None of the 20 or so guests at the home were injured.
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