Jodie Foster and Julia Roberts appeared to get emotional after receiving a four-minute standing ovation for their new financial thriller “Money Monster”; on Thursday at Cannes. A big feat, seeing as Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society”; only received a three-minute standing ovation on Wednesday’s opening night.
According to reports, Foster, who directed the film, appeared to be holding back tears, while Roberts, who acted in the film, was also seen with watery eyes. This was Roberts’ first time attending the Cannes Film Festival, walking the red carpet with the film’s stars, George Clooney, who was accompanied by his wife Amal Clooney, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West and Caitriona Balfe.
Following the film screening, the crowd reportedly erupted into applause for the film’s antagonist O’Connell when he appeared on the big screen from a camera feed. The elite viewing crowd consisted of Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts, Diego Luna, Julianne Moore, Universal Music Group boss Lucian Grainge and CAA’s Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane.
“Money Monster”; stars Clooney, who plays an investment adviser on a financial television show who is taken hostage by an angry investor, played by O’Connell, during a live broadcast and with the help of his producer, played by Roberts, must find a way to diffuse the situation.
Foster recently spoke with ET Canada at Cannes about how becoming a director was the biggest risk of her career.