Hollywood stars tone down glitz, mourn Paris attack victims

Updated: 18 November, 2015 10:24 IST | Ria Lawrence |

Following the Paris attacks, Hollywood is bringing down the glamour and sending forth a solemn message to the world

The world is in mourning over the horrific Paris attacks, and Hollywood is also grieving, not just be expressing their angst on social media, but by playing down on some of the most awaited red carpet events of the year.

Bono and fellow U2 bandmates honoured the victims of the Paris terror attacks on Saturday
Bono and fellow U2 bandmates honoured the victims of the Paris terror attacks on Saturday

The much-anticipated premiere of Hunger Games, which was partially shot in Paris, is going to be a quiet affair, minus any interviews or media interactions.

"Out of respect for the recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews," the studio said in a statement.

An episode of the American TV series, Supergirl, which dealt with national bombings was replaced with one centered around Thanksgiving.

The music industry is also affected by the Paris events. U2, Foo Fighters and Coldplay cancelled their concerts in Paris as well as across Europe.

While Coldplay did perform in the US on the day of the tragedy, they observed a few minutes of silence for the victims of the tragedy and also performed John Lennon's iconic number, Imagine, as a call for peace.

Rock band, U2, paid their respects at a candlelight vigil in Paris apart from cancelling their tour there.

"If you think about it, the majority of victims are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we've had in this so-called war on terror," legendary frontman Bono stated in a statement in a radio interview about the attacks in the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris.

The Emmy Award-winning comedy show, Saturday Night Live, delivered a strong, yet sombre message to Parisians saying, "We stand with you. Paris is the City of Light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out,"

First Published: 17 November, 2015 08:14 IST

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