One would expect his/her first experience at the Cannes Film Festival to be a glamourous one. But for America Ferrera, things were a little less than perfect.
Making her Cannes debut for the world premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the actress was the target of a prank when a man rushed the carpet and tried to dive under cream Georges Hobeika Couture gown before he was taken away by security.
Though as cameras flashed and captured the outrageous moment, it was soon revealed that the dress peeper was infamous Ukrainian journalist and prankster Vitalii Sediuk. Many of you may remember him as the guy who gave Will Smith a kiss in 2012 during the Men in Black 3 premiere.
But while it’s unfortunate that this incident had to be part of Ferrera’s first Cannes appearance, she didn’t let the moment ruin her night. After all, the film received a strong standing ovation after it was screened.
“It’s fine–I’m over it,” Ferrera said of the incident.
Cate Blanchett and Jay Baruchel accompanied the Ferrera on the carpet. She said Blanchett, whom she met that very day, was the first person to make sure she was all right. Ferrera also says most of the cast checked in with her immediately to see if she was okay.
“They were all so supportive. They all just wanted to know I was okay,” she said.