Covid hits Cannes star appearance

Léa Seydoux isolating Paris while four films set to premiere

by Richard Mowe

Léa Seydoux as she appears in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch in the official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival
Léa Seydoux as she appears in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch in the official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival Photo: Unifrance
Actress Léa Seydoux who appears in no less four films in this year’s Cannes Film Festival, looks likely to miss one of the most anticipated premieres tomorrow (Monday 12 July) of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.

Covid casualty Léa Seydoux plays a TV news anchor in Bruno Dumont’s France
Covid casualty Léa Seydoux plays a TV news anchor in Bruno Dumont’s France Photo: Unifrance
Seydoux who starred in the Palme d’Or winning Blue Is The Warmest Colour in 2013, may also have to bow out of the screenings of Arnaud Desplechin’s Deception; Bruno Dumont’s France; and Ildikó Enyedi’s The Story Of My Wife.

Her publicist has confirmed that she is asymptomatic and isolating at home in Paris. She hopes that negative tests on consecutive days could still allow her to put in an appearance at the Festival which continues until 17 July. Seydoux has been fully vaccinated.

She has been working on the production of a new film and during the shoot she is believed to have contracted Covid.

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