Actress Salma Hayek thinks a “no more selfies” rule is a great idea for the red carpet.
Organisers of the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival asked celebrities to refrain from taking photographs on their mobile phones while attending events. Hayek is supportive of enforcing a selfie ban on the red carpet.
"There's a time for everything. (Cannes is) a magical, special place, and it's important to be present, and it's important that it's exclusive. No more selfies," hollywoodreporter.com quoted Hayek as saying.
Several of Hayek’s contemporaries also weighed in on the subject.
Actress Amy Poehler is blown away by how vain pop culture has become recently.
“It is amazing how much people like their own face these days, and how much they like to show it," she said.
Colin Farrell doesn’t mind selfies too much, he thinks they’re fine. But the actor prefers taking candid shots to posing for a contrived photograph.
“It's just capturing the effort to lean into the capturing," he explained.