‘Leftovers’ star Moloney plays lead in subway rescue

Janel Moloney, above at ‘The Leftovers’ NYU premiere in June, helped a rider who collapsed on the subway.Jim Spellman/WireImage Janel Moloney, above at ‘The Leftovers’ NYU premiere in June, helped a rider who collapsed on the subway.

And they say celebrities are all self-obsessed divas.

Confidenti@l is told that “The Leftovers” star Janel Moloney was quite the heroine during a subway emergency recently.

The actress, best known for her role as Donna Moss on “The West Wing,” took charge of the situation when she saw a straphanger collapse on a platform.

“I was coming back from a meeting on the subway on the M train and this woman in her 20s passed out in the train car,” says our spy. “When we get to the station someone pulled the emergency thingy and there was this big flurry of excitement, and people were crowding around her on the platform and trying to make her feel better.”

And Maloney took charge of the situation.

Our tipster says Maloney, “who I’m pretty sure the woman who passed out didn’t know, got off the train car, went and kneeled by the woman, actually put [the sick woman’s] head in her lap, and was just being very sweet and helpful,” our tipster says.

“And then I looked closer and it was Donna Moss,” says our “West Wing”-obsessed spy, adding, “Well, Janel Moloney. I mean, it just warmed my heart. She even took out her juice and let the girl drink some. She looked great, by the way.”

Our spy adds that the woman woke up while Moloney was tending to her.

“When I left, Janel was still sitting on the ground with her on the platform waiting for the paramedics. But the woman regained consciousness and everything,” says our source.

When we reached Moloney to ask about her heroism, she called it “hardly heroic.”

“A young woman passed out in train and then stumbled off the train and collapsed on a platform. I had just taken an emergency first aid class, so I kind of summoned up my list of Things To Do and Not Do!” she said.

“She passed out, probably due to the heat,” says Moloney. “She was breathing fine. I just sat with her until she came to and talked to her until help arrived. People kept wanting to pour water on her face and I told them that would just make her wet. I felt like I was the person there who was responsible for her somehow. I was really happy I could help.”

Good job!

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