Man crawls under star's dress on Cannes red carpet

21:53, May 16 2014
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cast members, from right, are Djimon Hounsou, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Kit Harington and Jay Baruchel.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cast members, from right, are Djimon Hounsou, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Kit Harington and Jay Baruchel.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
A man is arrested by security as he tries to slip under the dress of actress America Ferrera as she poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
A man under America Ferrera's dress at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
A man under America Ferrera's dress at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
A man under America Ferrera's dress at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
A man under America Ferrera's dress at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
America Ferrera is comforted by Cate Blanchett as she reacts after a man tried to climb under her dress on the red carpet at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th  Cannes Film Festival.
America Ferrera is comforted by Cate Blanchett as she reacts after a man tried to climb under her dress on the red carpet at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
A man invades the red carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
A man invades the red carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
A man invades the red carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
A man invades the red carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
A man invades the red carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
A man invades the red carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

A man has rushed onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and crawled beneath actress America Ferrera's dress in a bizarre incident.

Security officials quickly pulled him away as the man tried to hide under Ferrera's voluminous dress before the premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2.

It was a surprising development on a red carpet renowned for its strict decorum.

Festival organisers didn't immediately return messages about the incident but the Daily Mail has since reported the man was "serial red carpet pest Vitalii Sediuk".

The newspaper said the Ukranian journalist has previously been slapped by Will Smith for trying to kiss him on a red carpet, crotch-hugged Bradley Cooper at a premiere and stormed the Grammys stage during Adele's acceptance speech.

The former Ugly Betty star was on her way into the Palais des Festivals for the world premiere of the DreamWorks animated sequel.

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