America Ferrara on Red Carpet Dress Prank: “It Felt Like A Crazy Weird Dream”

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America Ferrara was understandably shocked after Friday’s bizarre incident at the Cannes Film Festival, when red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk crawled underneath her dress.

“I don’t even know what happened!” she tells Vulture. “I feel something behind me, and there’s this guy under my dress, and then two guys drag him away!”

The How To Train Your Dragon 2 star says, “Of all of the things I prepared myself for, that was not one of them.”

It’s Ferrara’s first trip to Cannes, and it’s been memorable.

“If you’d asked me what my first experience at Cannes was going to be, I would not have imagined there would be dragons. I would not have imagined there would be, um, ankle biters on the carpet,” she says.

Ferrara adds, “I’ll never, ever forget the feeling of when we came out of the screening. Walking out hand in hand with your cast — Cate Blanchett to my left, by the way, holding my hand — it felt like a crazy weird dream.”

“It was like, ‘I was at Cannes in my dream. I was on the red carpet and Cate Blanchett was next to me, and then some guy jumped under my dress!’” jokes the actress.

When the interviewer remarks that the incident seemed “kind of violating,” Ferrara responds, “I agree with that statement.”

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