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2:12 am - 05/18/2014

America Ferrera on Cannes Red Carpet Prank: 'I'm Over It'



CANNES -- American Ferrera's first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival was interrupted when infamous pranksterhuman garbage Vitalii Sediuk rushed the carpet and stuck his head under her stunning white Georges Hobeika Couture gown.

While walking the carpet for the premiere of DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon 2, Ferrera didn't even realize at first what was happening. Sediuk was quickly grabbed by security and arrested.

Yet at the afterparty on the beach in front of the Carlton Hotel, Ferrera was all smiles, and gushing about the glamorous premiere, where her film received a strong standing ovation.

"It's fine -- I'm over it," she said when The Hollywood Reporter asked about the incident.

Ferrera says she'd been nervous heading into her first time at the festival, and had even done some reading on how to walk the red carpet.


"I think it's impossible to not be nervous," she told THR at the afterparty. "I would say this and the Oscars are the two most iconic red carpets in the industry."

She stood next to Cannes vet Cate Blanchett at the start of the carpet. Ferrera, who voices the girlfriend of Jay Baruchel's character, had just met Blanchett that day.

The cast began to walk the carpet in the traditional line, posing for the hundreds of photographers, when all of a sudden, Sediuk rushed under Ferrera's skirt. Sources say he grabbed her ankles before security pried him off.

The minute it happened, Blanchett was the first to turn around to attempt to push him away, and quickly turned to make sure Ferrera was alright. Ferrera says most of the cast immediately checked in with her.

"They were all so supportive. They all just wanted to know I was okay," she said.

src. glad she's ok tbh
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whosoliver 18th-May-2014 06:14 am (UTC)
the same guy who sexually harassed bcoop

bloolikejazz 18th-May-2014 10:29 am (UTC)
good point. i mean of all people whod try to sexually harass him? ew.
wetnasty 18th-May-2014 12:39 pm (UTC)
And Will Smith
malhy 19th-May-2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
He also grabbed DiCaprio, no?
getchasum06 18th-May-2014 06:15 am (UTC)
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he did what?! i would have kicked him in the face.
thejoker 18th-May-2014 06:25 am (UTC)
Damn what ever happened to Jon Heder
wearescientists 18th-May-2014 06:30 am (UTC)
he's been in some films here and there.
beatlesluv 18th-May-2014 06:38 am (UTC)
MTE. I would have knocked him out.
fauxparadiso 18th-May-2014 06:15 am (UTC)
i hate this shit. i'd like to throw this event in the face of every conservative asshole who blames sexual assault on women due to "revealing" clothing. and the fact that this prick gets away with being called a prankster. he should be convicted as a sex offender.
lestat 18th-May-2014 06:16 am (UTC)
flawfree icon imo. and ia--he's done this to other celebs before.
beatlesluv 18th-May-2014 06:36 am (UTC)
Mte.
antique_faery 18th-May-2014 08:40 am (UTC)
My fear is knowing that they won't see it as sexual assault. They will throw it back and say, "It was just a joke! Some people are too pc these days~!" And then they'll somehow manage to blame Obama.
skizzylizard 18th-May-2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
if this story is posted on yahoo i can 100% guarantee this is the exact content of the comments. i am not even kidding
softbeds 18th-May-2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
it's truly disturbing. I marvel at how many people have a total lack of empathy. do you think they would find it funny if it happened to them?
yr_into_it 18th-May-2014 04:21 pm (UTC)
oh my godd i can't. according to some friends of friends on fb, the coverage of missing nigerian girls is a ploy to distract us from the atrocities being committed by Barack and Michelle Obama themselves.

like wat in the even????
distant_lines 18th-May-2014 09:12 am (UTC)
It's not even conservative assholes, it's just assholes, and most men. There was a story about a foreign teacher in Korea who got gang raped, and the comments by a lot of men were so disgusting. It was a chorus of she shouldn't have gone with men she didn't know, she shouldn't have been drunk, she needs to educate herself more on how to protect herself from rape, she made bad decisions and bad decisions have consequences. My faith in humanity kind of got shot to hell.
kwikimart 18th-May-2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
Mfte
dizzy879 18th-May-2014 01:17 pm (UTC)
Exactly.
gypsy_leerose 18th-May-2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
Tell em!
devourlove 18th-May-2014 06:18 am (UTC)
but can't she press charges for harassment or like...idk, something? Trespassing? Being a disturbance?

idk i hate to think of this being brushed off because anyone could waltz in and actually hurt someone. like maybe they have metal detectors but there are weapons that aren't metal. not to mention this dude himself is going to continue slipping into these events and continue harassing people because what's stopping him?

Edited at 2014-05-18 06:20 am (UTC)
wearescientists 18th-May-2014 06:31 am (UTC)
probs not trespassing bb, but harassment and a disturbance, etc etc. but if she's "over it" now, she can't do it for emotional distress since this is a public statement
devourlove 18th-May-2014 07:20 am (UTC)
i wish at least the venue would press charges for trespassing but since she's ~over it i guess it's no big deal. til the next time he crashes an event sigh. i'm not saying she has to be traumatized but even if she's thinking "he could have done worse", how far does he have to go before people start getting angry?
shangman 18th-May-2014 09:10 am (UTC)
there is shitloads of security in cannes, he wouldn't have been able to get on the red carpet without a ticket to see the film, which usually stops anyone awful from doing something like this. He probs got a ticket as a journalist.
he couldn't be done for trespassing but he's almost def. banned from any cannes events now + hopefully done for sexual harrassment. someone needs to put this weirdo away.
dragoncrab88 18th-May-2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
it's sad because I think it's definitely along the lines of women not wanting to make a big deal about situations like this because if they do make something of it they have to worry they'll be labeled a humorless bitch by people. Women are under pressure to be chill and real laid back about such things so that men actually get away with a lot.
dollsteak 18th-May-2014 06:21 am (UTC)
and here i was, thinking of all the psychological whys on what made this seemingly random man dive under her dress, like the mere fact she was a woman was all it took. pretty enraging tbh
wearescientists 18th-May-2014 06:32 am (UTC)
ugh i saw wednesdays dress @ this costume exhibit that's in town and it's perf.

but same. god i just need to ~make it~ so i can leer at all these men and make them uncomfy with ontd on my back
montag_heidi 18th-May-2014 06:59 am (UTC)
hes sexually harassed male celebrities and gotten in their personal space too
_spiderwebs 18th-May-2014 07:20 am (UTC)
YEP like lets call this "prank" for what it is..an unwanted sexual assault. He's always doing the most with the shit he pulls, but this is fucking gross
dedebee 18th-May-2014 06:23 am (UTC)
It was so awesome to see the rest of the cast be supportive of her in that moment. Not that I expected them not to be, but you never know. Seeing Cate and Djimon checking to see if she was ok was so sweet.

Oh yeah, obligatory "I miss 'Ugly Betty'" comment.

Edited at 2014-05-18 06:24 am (UTC)
fauxparadiso 18th-May-2014 06:32 am (UTC)
i still hold out for a ugly betty movie

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dedebee 18th-May-2014 06:37 am (UTC)
Me too! I never thought I'd ship Daniel & Betty, but the last few episodes really won me over!
nashiouji 18th-May-2014 06:39 am (UTC)
I'm glad the show ended how it did, but god they would be so pretty together.
ivysaur 18th-May-2014 06:56 am (UTC)
ugh, the last season was so good, and the writers did a great job of wrapping up loose ends with such short notice (though tbh, I think they sensed it was coming), but I wish it had been given one more season.
nineteensix196 18th-May-2014 07:40 am (UTC)
omg i completely forgot about this stupid ass finale, like wtf daniel?
endingonfire 18th-May-2014 02:50 pm (UTC)
This scene still continues to make me smile like an idiot.
sodahands 18th-May-2014 06:45 am (UTC)
Oh man I just recently marathoned Ugly Betty and the perfection! :')
That ending was so perfect imo. The fact that Betty went off and is this awesome business woman living her dream andj fsdkjfhskdjfhskj Best. Show. Ever.
petecarl 18th-May-2014 06:59 am (UTC)
I used to love that show. I never saw the ending of that cause I dropped all my shows cause of the writer's strike.
nashiouji 18th-May-2014 06:24 am (UTC)
Saw the this bitch tag and was about to have a word with you, OP.
lestat 18th-May-2014 06:26 am (UTC)
omg i would never against america!!! 8(( it's directed at that human garbage """"prankster""""
nashiouji 18th-May-2014 06:37 am (UTC)
I know, i realized once i saw who OP was :) ♡
thejoker 18th-May-2014 06:25 am (UTC)
How is that a prank? What part of this was supposed to be funny? Wtf is wrong with this guy
awakejupiter 18th-May-2014 06:29 am (UTC)
Don't you know? Sexually harassing men and women is hilarious!

This shithead needs to be jailed.
cheekymonkeyboo 20th-May-2014 03:17 am (UTC)
right?? non consent is soooo funny. how would he feel if one of the ppl he did this had the balls to find out where he lives and just throw stones at his house for fun!! because you know..thats funny!!
toilandblood 18th-May-2014 07:42 am (UTC)
IKR, I saw this article on yahoo and the writer ended it with "Call us crazy, but it seems like some people need to work on their sense of humor." umm okay, Suzy Byrne, I wonder how funny you'd think it'd be if some guy looked up your dress when you don't expect it.
neuers 18th-May-2014 06:25 am (UTC)
ughhhhhhhhhh i'm still so angry about this ://///
America looked gorgeous tho, I love her so much!! <333
genbu_no_miko24 18th-May-2014 06:26 am (UTC)
ugh what a gross piece of shit! This was the same guy that attempted to kiss Will Smith and got slapped for it.

Edited at 2014-05-18 06:26 am (UTC)
technologica_v 18th-May-2014 06:27 am (UTC)
wtf that's not a prank that's just fucking disgusting
nikuru 18th-May-2014 06:28 am (UTC)
This is straight up sexual harassment with 100s of in person witnesses, sue him. Make sure this piece of shit goes to jail he is a SEX OFFENDER.
wearescientists 18th-May-2014 06:41 am (UTC)
what is she even going to sue him FOR? i doubt she'd do it bc everyone would be against her
nikuru 18th-May-2014 08:49 am (UTC)
Sexual harassment. I don't know why everyone would be against her when they saw him do it, no one could question if it really happened because there is proof.

If she can laugh it off and be okay, that's great for her. But I wouldn't.
microminiscrew 18th-May-2014 07:25 am (UTC)
He's done stuff like this before and gotten arrested, it looks like nothing deters him
To Will Smith, Adele, Bradley Cooper, Madonna, Leo D

Edited at 2014-05-18 07:25 am (UTC)
kwikimart 18th-May-2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
Mfte!
wearescientists 18th-May-2014 06:30 am (UTC)
what about jay and kit and how they felt that it wasn't them pls n thank
lestat 18th-May-2014 06:31 am (UTC)
??????????????????
wearescientists 18th-May-2014 06:32 am (UTC)
it was a bad joke, it's late doe
tracyflick 18th-May-2014 06:33 am (UTC)
CASTATE ALL DA MEN!!!!!!!!!!!

CASTATE ALL OF THEM I TELL YA!!!!!!!!!!!!
vector_pole 18th-May-2014 06:34 am (UTC)
mtfe
lestat 18th-May-2014 06:34 am (UTC)
castration doesn't work on all offenders sadly
girlomega 18th-May-2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
yeah, it's a sad and fucked up fact that if someone wants to rape you, they'll do it. not having a working penis doesn't deter anyone from grabbing something else and using that.
norringtons 18th-May-2014 09:47 am (UTC)
idk why but this comment is killing me
vector_pole 18th-May-2014 06:34 am (UTC)
gross.
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