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Notorious prankster dives under America Ferrera's dress on Cannes red carpet

A Ukrainian media personality ducked under America Ferrera's gown at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.
By Kate Stanton   |   May 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM   |   Comments

CANNES, France, May 18 (UPI) -- America Ferrera was posing with her How to Train Your Dragon 2 co-stars at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday when Ukrainian journalist and celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk crawled under her dress.

Sediuk, who appeared to have press credentials, ran onto the red carpet and stuck his head under Ferrera's tulle Georges Hobeika gown. Ferrera looked visibly disturbed, as did co-stars Cate Blanchett and Kit Harrington. Sediuk was immediately dragged away by security, but wasn't charged with a crime.

"I don't even know what happened!" the 30-year-old actress told Vulture. "I feel something behind me, and there's this guy under my dress, and then two guys drag him away!"

"Of all of the things I prepared myself for, that was not one of them," she added.

Sediuk has a history of bizarre red-carpet pranks. He tried to kiss Will Smith back in 2012, and tried to plant his face into Bradley Cooper's crotch in January.

Cannes organizers said they have since revoked his credentials.

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