Get your butt off the red carpet!
Blog Guy, please keep up the coverage of that Cannes Film Festival. We love it. I notice you have lots of red carpet shots, and I’m wondering what that particular spot signifies for the celebrities who are there.
Ah, that’s a very good question.
The red carpet symbolizes the last place they can light up one more cigarette and have a few drags before going inside, where they may have to wait a number of minutes before they can light up again. Look, here comes actor Gerard Depardieu, who as you can see is something of a health nut.
That’s very interesting. Tell me more.
The red carpet at Cannes is the ultimate international spotlight, so if you have a disgusting habit, what better place to share it with the impressionable youth of the world? “Hey kids, light up! I did, and so far I’m still alive!”
So why do you think Depardieu is still clutching his cigarette pack and lighter?
Oh, I’m guessing he’s already calculated how many more he can smoke before he actually gets to the door and the security folks wrestle them away from him.
Heck, he may even have figured how many guards he can fend off before they Tase him and pry his pack of Gitanes from his stubby fingers.
Top: Actor Gerard Depardieu arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film “Fair Game” at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Left: Cast member Javier Bardem smokes a cigarette as he arrives to attend a photocall for the film “Biutiful” at Cannes, May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Right: Actress Catherine Deneuve smokes a cigarette during a photocall fat the Cannes Film Festival in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard