Actress Lea Seydoux tests positive for Covid-19

Actress Lea Seydoux tests positive for Covid-19
French actress Lea Seydoux. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: French actress Lea Seydoux may miss the Cannes Film Festival after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The James Bond star – who is asymptomatic and double-vaccinated – is appearing in four films at the world’s most famous movie festival.

The Cannes Film Festival is being held in-person on the French Riviera, while organisers insisting they have strict measures to avoid infections.

Even of their heavy arrangement to avoid infections, rumours of a possible “Cannes cluster” have been circulating.

These have been strongly denied by Thierry Fremaux, the director of the festival.

He said on Sunday: “Yesterday we did more than 3,000 tests (on festival-goers) and we have no positive cases. We are having to say this to show that the rumours of a Cannes cluster are unfounded.”

Lea Seydoux had yet to arrive at the world famous film festival when she discovered she had tested positive. Representatives for her say she will only travel if given the okay by doctors.

All four of the 36-year-old actress’s films are being shown next week. First up is director Wes Anderson’s star-studded The French Dispatch, which has already been heavily delayed by the coronavirus pandemic but will have its world premiere on Monday.

The movie is followed by Arnaud Desplechin’s Deception, which will be on display on Tuesday, Ildiko Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife on Wednesday and Bruno Dumont’s France on Thursday.

Three of the titles are in the running for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at Cannes Film Festival. Ms Seydoux previously won the prize in 2013 for her performance in Blue is the Warmest Colour.

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