Tears of joy! Selena Gomez overwhelmed by emotional standing ovation at Cannes 2024 for 'Emilia Perez'

19 May,2024 07:06 PM IST |  France  | 

Selena Gomez was deeply moved by the emotional standing ovation she received at Cannes 2024

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Selena Gomez was deeply moved by the overwhelming support she received at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The 31-year-old singer and actress couldn't hold back her tears as her film, Emilia Pérez, received a prolonged standing ovation on Saturday, May 18.

Selena Gomez overwhelmed by emotional standing ovation

The audience rose to their feet to applaud and cheer for Selena Gomez as she wept in the Palais after the screening, as reported by Variety and Deadline. According to the report, Gomez's co-stars in the film, Zoe Saldaña and Édgar Ramírez, shared a hug in response to the standing ovation. Meanwhile, director Jacques Audiard acknowledged the applause by waving his hat from the balcony where he was seated.

In "Emilia Pérez," Gomez portrays the wife of feared drug cartel leader Manitas (played by Spanish actress Karla Sofía Gascón). The story revolves around Manitas seeking the help of lawyer Rita (Saldaña) to undergo a sex change operation in secret as he plans to retire from the business.

A synopsis for the film on the Cannes official website, read, "Overqualified and undervalued, Rita is a lawyer at a large firm that is more interested in getting criminals off the hook than bringing them to justice. One day, she is given an unexpected way out, when cartel leader Manitas hires her to help him withdraw from his business and realize a plan he has been secretly preparing for years: to become the woman he has always dreamt of being."

The film is structured into four acts and includes original songs performed by the cast throughout, as reported by Variety.

What was Selena Gomez wearing?

At the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, May 18, the 31-year-old singer and actress looked stunning in a beautiful black velvet gown with white bardot sleeves by Saint Laurent as she graced the premiere of her film.

Selena Gomez completed her ensemble with a Diamond Swan Bulgari necklace, multiple rings, Santoni heels, and red nail polish. She styled her hair into a ponytail and accessorized with round white sunglasses by Etnia Barcelona and a small white purse, while her dark hair was elegantly pulled back into a sleek bun.

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