Cannes 2024: Omar Sy breaks red carpet protocol… but doesn’t really care!

Cannes 2024: Omar Sy breaks red carpet protocol… but doesn’t really care!
Cannes 2024: Omar Sy breaks red carpet protocol… but doesn’t really care!

The first evening of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival was full of surprises. This Tuesday, May 14, the ceremony started with great fanfare and many stars made the trip for the occasion. The opening of the 77th edition was marked by the screening of Quentin Dupieux’s film, The Second Act. Among the highlights of the evening, Meryl Streep who also received his honorary Palme d’Or presented by actress Juliette Binoche.

Before that, the stars walked the red carpet in stunning outfits. But some stood out for another reason. This is the case of actor Omar Sy. Indeed, the actor and friend of Fred Testot broke a strict protocol of the Cannes Film Festival.

Omar Syr grabs his phone

While he was on the red carpet, Omar Sy did not hesitate to take out his phone on the red carpet to take selfies, or even videos. However, it is formally forbidden to take out your phone on the red carpet of the event.

It was during the 2018 edition that this rule was put in place. The organization aimed to ensure that the stars did not stay too long on the red carpet. And for good reason, this could create traffic jams but also cause a delay in terms of the very busy schedule.

A key role for Omar Sy

This year, Omar Sy is part of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. And the actor did not hide his enthusiasm at the idea of ​​having this role. Indeed, the actor is very happy to be there and infects the entire Croisette with his good humor. “I arrived super relaxed and Thierry (Frémaux, the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival) said to me: ‘You realize that you are going to change someone’s life’he confided in the columns of Paris Match.

During the press conference of the members of the jury, Omar Sy charmed the photographers with his iconic smile. The Oscar-winning actor and producer was dressed in a “varsity” style jacket from the Louis Vuitton brand. And he really caused a sensation alongside Eva Green and Greta Gerwig, who is chairing the ceremony this year.

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