Leah Seydoux will not be in It was This year after testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. The star will be staying in Paris to serve her self-isolation and to “play her role in maintaining the safety and health of everyone”. She had no symptoms after the initial diagnosis and tested negative the next day, Sunday, but French rules state 10 days of self-isolation after a positive result.
The news is a real shame for the French actress who was Limitcover star to Cannes-special Disruptors this year because it has four features here: Wes Anderson’s french dispatch, Arno’s Displacing deceptionBruno Dumont France, and Ildikó Enyedi’s My wife’s story.
Here is a statement from Seydoux: “Unfortunately, I have to self-isolate in Paris and will not be able to attend the Cannes Film Festival this year. I hope to celebrate the return of cinema to my favorite festival, but it is in everyone’s best interest to err on the side of caution and do my part to keep everyone safe and healthy. I salute All four directors and casts for their remarkable achievements. From afar and in thoughts, I am with you with all my heart.”
Limit first reported the news Seydoux tested positive the day before her scheduled arrival.