COVID-19: He was denying rumors of festivals gathering after the James Bond star tested positive | Ents & Arts News
Organizers of the world’s largest film festival in Cannes have played down rumors of a COVID-19 outbreak at the event, after James Bond star Lea Seydoux was reported to have tested positive before her appearance.
Lea Seydoux, who appeared in four films being shown at the event, became the first big name the festival should miss after a positive success. COVID-19 Exam.
A spokesperson for Seydoux confirmed to industry outlet Variety that she has tested positive for the virus, despite being a double whammy and asymptomatic, and will now quarantine in Paris.
It is not clear if the actress will appear at the event or not, as sources told Variety that she is awaiting a statement from the doctor.
Among the films in which Seydoux will appear at the festival is Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch, which will premiere in the world this week and has been promoted as a potential winner in the event’s main competition.
Festival organizers have had to play down rumors of an outbreak at the festival, with director Thierry Frémaux calling them “unfounded”.
On Saturday, he said: “Yesterday we conducted more than 3,000 tests (on festival-goers) and we have no positive cases.
“We have to say this to show that the rumors about the group were baseless.”
Although going forward, the event has been significantly scaled back this year, with the usual glamorous parade parties dropping and attendees declining.