Kate Beckinsale Praises Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard For Saving Her From Wardrobe Malfunction: "Absolute Legends"
This happened at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival where Beckinsale, Reeves and Leonard were promoting Much Do About Nothing.
Kate Beckinsale came this close to having a major wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet if it weren't for Keanu Reeves and Robert Sean Leonard.
Sharing the story on Instagram, the Underworld star said the incident happened at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
She was there with Reeves, Denzel Washington and Robert Sean Leonard to promote Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing.
Just when they were about to step out of the car, Beckinsale's poppers on her bodysuit opened and the garment "flipped up like a roller blind".
Fortunately, Reeves and Leonard happily came to her aid and held the "back gusset" down for her while posing for photos together.
Beckinsale shared a throwback photo on Instagram and wrote: "So my mum DID find one of the original Cannes pictures but unfortunately it’s not full length so you can’t see the Dr Martens.
"Fun fact though : I had bought the bodysuit in the Sock Shop at the airport and when I got in the car to drive to the premiere with Denzel and Pauletta Washington, all the poppers in the crotch popped themselves open and it flipped up like a roller blind.
"I didn’t feel it was appropriate to go delving around in my undercarriage with all of us in the back of the car so I just quietly panicked.
"Walked out onto the biggest red carpet of my life and whispered to Keanu and Robert Sean Leonard what had happened. In this picture I am holding the front gusset down and the two of them are holding the back gusset."
Beckinsale praised her co-stars as "absolute legends" for being willing to step in and help, even if they had no idea of what her dilemma really entailed.
She added: "Absolute legends who may not even have fully understood the physics of what was happening or even heard the word “gusset” before, but both jumped in to save me no questions asked x #muchadoaboutnothing #cannes1993 (sic)"