Keanu Reeves Helped Hide ’90s Wardrobe Malfunction

That’s what mates are for! Kate Beckinsale opened up a few time when Keanu Reeves and Robert Sean Leonard got here to her rescue on the pink carpet at Cannes Movie Pageant. 

Beckinsale, 49, revealed by way of Instagram on Monday, Could 29, that the incident happened when she, Reeves, 58, and Leonard, 54, have been attending the 1993 premiere of their movie, A lot Ado About Nothing, alongside costar Denzel Washington.

“So, my mum DID discover one of many unique Cannes footage however sadly it’s not full size, so you may’t see the Dr. Martens,” Beckinsale started within the caption of a photograph that confirmed her posing with the actors. “Enjoyable reality although: I had purchased the bodysuit within the Sock Store on the airport and once I received within the automotive to drive to the premiere with Denzel [and his wife] Pauletta Washington, all of the poppers within the crotch space popped themselves open and it flipped up like a curler blind.” 

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The Underworld star continued: “I didn’t really feel it was acceptable to go delving round in my underneath carriage with all of us behind the automotive, so I simply quietly panicked. Walked out on to the most important pink carpet of my life and whispered to Keanu and Robert Sean Leonard what had occurred.” 

Beckinsale remembered how the lads rapidly swung into motion. “On this image, I’m holding the entrance gusset down and the 2 of them are holding the again gusset,” the Van Helsing actress wrote. “Absolute legends who might not even have totally understood the physics of what was taking place and even heard the phrase ‘gusset’ earlier than, however each jumped in to save lots of me no questions requested.” 

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Kate Beckinsale on Keanu Reeves Saving Her From Wardrobe Malfunction

Kate Beckinsale at ‘The Pot-Au-Feu’ premiere
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Within the throwback snap, the Serendipity star might be seen smiling up at Washington, 68, as Reeves and Leonard coated her bottom. Beckinsale teamed the patterned bodysuit with free trousers and an extended duster jacket. She accessorized with dangling earrings and wore her hair in a classy updo. Reeves and Leonard, for his or her half, regarded dapper in black fits. On the time, Washington additionally opted for a darkish blazer and coordinating trousers. 

Along with Beckinsale, Reeves, Leonard and Washington, A lot Ado About Nothing additionally starred Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson. The film is a romantic comedy based mostly on William Shakespeare’s play of the identical title and follows younger lovers and soon-to-be newlyweds Hero (Beckinsale) and Claudio (Leonard), who conspire to get verbal sparring companions Benedick (Branagh) and Beatrice (Thompson) to wed. 

Beckinsale’s flashback second comes after she attended the Pot-Au-Feu premiere throughout the 76th annual Cannes Movie Pageant on Wednesday, Could 24. For the screening, she received leggy in a sheer, crystal-adorned romper completed with a protruding silk overlay. She teamed the Zuhair Murad design with metallic platform heels and a bouncy excessive ponytail.