Cannes 2023: Kate Beckinsale praises Keanu Reeves for saving her in wardrobe gaffe

Kate Beckinsale took to Instagram to share a throwback photo from a Cannes red carpet event in which Keanu Reeves jumped in to help her

By Betty Cruise May 31, 2023
Keanu Reeves (L) and Kate Beckinsale (R)
Keanu Reeves (L) and Kate Beckinsale (R)

Kate Beckinsale sang praises of Keanu Reeves after sharing how the A-lister helped her from a wardrobe malfunction.

The actress, who graced the Cannes Film Festival, shared how her first appearance in 1993 was almost marred by a wardrobe mishap.

In a post on Instagram, she shared a throwback photo of the event posing with Reeves and her other fellow stars for the premiere of Much Ado About Nothing.

Cannes 2023: Kate Beckinsale praises Keanu Reeves for saving her in wardrobe gaffe

Just before she was slated to walk on the carpet Beckinsale got caught in a wardrobe malfunction that resulted in Reeves jumping in to save the day.  

"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," Beckinsale wrote. 

"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."

Beckinsale continued, "I 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."

"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."