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Kate Beckinsale smiles at a red carpet event.

Kate Beckinsale Praises “Absolute Legends” Keanu Reeves & Robert Sean Leonard

Kate Beckinsale has revealed how Keanu Reeves and Robert Sean Leonard once helped her avoid a very public wardrobe malfunction!

The actor recalled attending the Cannes Film Festival in 1993 where her movie Much Ado About Nothing was holding its premiere. In a post on Instagram, she explains how the guys stepped up when things were… falling apart…

“I had bought the bodysuit in the Sock Shop at the airport and when I got in the car to drive to the premiere with Denzel and Pauletta Washington, all the poppers in the crotch popped themselves open and it flipped up like a roller blind,” she writes on Instagram, sharing a photo from the red carpet event with Keanu, Robert and fellow star Denzel WashingtonThey’re all smiling in the pic, of course, as if Kate wasn’t about to flash the world!

Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves and more attend the premiere of Much Ado About Nothing at Cannes in 1993

(L-R) Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves, and Denzel Washington at 46TH CANNES FESTIVAL (Photo by Eric Robert/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

“I didn’t feel it was appropriate to go delving around in my undercarriage with all of us in the back of the car so I just quietly panicked. Walked out onto the biggest red carpet of my life and whispered to Keanu and Robert Sean Leonard what had happened.”

She goes on to share that her co-stars held the bodysuit down for her:

“In this picture, I am holding the front gusset down and the two of them are holding the back gusset. Absolute legends who may not even have fully understood the physics of what was happening or even heard the word ‘gusset’ before, but both jumped in to save me no questions asked.”

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“Hysterical,” actor Naomi Watts commented on the post.

This year, Kate attended Cannes in a sheer green bodysuit and floor-length gown by designer Zuhair Murad – and no, there were no wardrobe malfunctions!

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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.