After Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (July 13), Tilda Swinton decided to prank one of her co-stars.
As we previously reported, standing ovations have long been a dramatic feature of Cannes Film Festival premieres – so much so that Adam Driver lit up a cigarette during his movie Annette. This time, the Suspiria actress was caught on camera (and jumbo screen) sticking her “Tilda Swinton” reserved seat sign, on the back of co-star Timothée Chalamet without him knowing.
Video of her classicly smooth prank was taken by Variety executive editor Ramin Setoodeh, who posted it to Twitter.
Look at what Tilda Swinton did to Timothee Chalamet during ‘The French Dispatch’ standing ovation. #Cannes2021 pic.twitter.com/MNmkzdUktA— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) July 12, 2021
Twitter loved Swinton’s smooth moves and praised her success:
An absolute Queen! pic.twitter.com/xj9aVuXqvN— Michael (@bashful_michael) July 12, 2021
One user cleverly played on Chalamet’s Call Me By Your Name, tweeting: “Call me by my name.”
Call me by my name.— James Gilbert (@jamesleegilbert) July 12, 2021
she’s a legend— áureo (@plastic__doll__) July 13, 2021
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Can’t wait to see this. Tilda is fast becoming one of my favourite actors…and that was done very sneakily 😂— Sal 🏳️🌈📸🇬🇧🇳🇿🎞 (@fotosbysal) July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021
Bill Murray was also in attendance for The French Dispatch‘s premiere along with Hippolyte Girardot, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Lyna Khoudri.