Jane Fonda veered off script at the Cannes Film Festival when she lobbed the Palme d’Or at the winning director.
The 85-year-old A-lister was presenting the award to French director Justine Triet for her thriller Anatomy Of A Fall – a film that tells the story of a woman accused of murdering her husband.
After Justine accepted the award and stepped down from the podium, she accidentally left her scroll lying on the lectern.
In a hilarious turn of events that took the internet by storm, Jane hurried to grab the director’s attention.
Failing to catch the recipient’s eye, the star became exasperated and flung the certificate at the creative as she was walking away.
So overwhelmed with her win, despite the scroll flying threw the air Justine didn’t react which prompted a sigh of disbelief from Jane who threw her arms in the air in defeat.
Justine was among seven other female directors in the running for this year’s Palme d’Or – a record-breaking number that was matched when she won and became one of three women winners in the award’s history.
Her win came after Jane Campion became the first woman to earn the prize in 1993 for her drama The Piano, following which came Julia Ducournau’s recognition for her 2021 work on Titane.
The Book Club actress addressed the huge moment for women everywhere while presenting the award onstage.
During her introductory speech, she noted that she first attended the prestigious film festival in 1963 and said: ‘There were no women directors competing at that time, and it never even occurred to us that there was something wrong with that.’
Jane has been a recipient at Cannes herself when she won an honorary Palme d’Or in 2007 and the Kering Women In Motion Award in 2015.
The famous face gave an in-depth interview while at the festival and dished behind-the-scenes information on her fellow Hollywood residents, revealing who she felt had an ‘issue with women’.
She spoke about her regular co-star Robert Redford at the Rendezvous with Jane Fonda event and claimed she ‘was in love with the Barefoot in the Park leading man.
However, she revealed he was ‘always in a bad mood, and I always thought it was my fault’, and also said: ‘He’s a very good person. He just has an issue with women’, according to Deadline.
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