While Christoph Waltz was being interviewed at Cannes by the talk show Grand Journal, a gunman made their way through the audience and started firing into the air. The good news was he was firing blanks. Hugh Hefner knows what I’m talkin’ about.
Waltz and the interviewer, Daniel Auteil, were rushed off stage while security wrestled the suspect to the ground. Police discovered a starter gun, a dummy grenade and a pocketknife on him.
Speaking about the incident, Waltz said: “I was on a panel at the Studio Canal platform off the beach when a man produced a gun. I think it was a pistol and he fired but luckily for me they were blanks. Then he shouted he had a grenade and again luckily for me there was no grenade. The police have him. They tackled him to the ground.” NME
At the time, Waltz said he thought it was a publicity stunt for Occupy Cannes and said, “I think he was just crazy.”
The video doesn’t really show much other than this being the most calm reaction to shots fired. If I were in the crowd, I’d be pushing down men, women and babies while I ran away screaming like a little girl.