The 2021 Cannes Film Festival is a stressful one for Jodie Turner-Smith, who claims she spent her Sunday morning filing a police report after her jewelry was stolen.
Turner-Smith — who attended the festival for the premiere of her latest film, “After Yang” — tweeted Sunday, “didn’t think i would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in cannes, but here we are…”
The 34-year-old star’s publicist confirmed to Variety that her client was, indeed, at the station to file a report with the Cannes Police Department.
A local source claims the missing pieces are worth, “several tens of thousands of euros” and said Turner-Smith was staying at a Marriott while in town, though that has not been confirmed.
Local publication Nice-Matin adds that there was no forced entry of the hotel room’s door, which is opened using a key card. An investigation is underway.
Turner-Smith also found time Sunday to attend the festival’s Kering’s Women in Motion talk, where she discussed the shortage of opportunities and afforded to women and people of color in the film industry.
“I want to make my life about not only working with incredible directors, but working with women, working with women of color, using the opportunities that I have to give opportunities to people where the industry is being gate-kept to them or [who] are not being given the level of respect they deserve when they are extremely talented,” said the “Queen & Slim” star.
“People use the excuse, ‘Well, there aren’t that many female directors.’ The reality is there are very many talented female directors but, again, when you don’t have the opportunity and you’re not given the opportunity, then that door isn’t opened for you and so then it’s like, suddenly, ‘Oh where are they?’ But they haven’t been allowed in.”
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