Vitalii Sediuk, America Ferrera, Cannes Film Festival

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Where is the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants when you need them?

America Ferrera got a strange surprise at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2 Friday when a man approached the actress on the red carpet and tried to seek refuge under her floor-length skirt.

And here we thought the big news would be the stunning star's down-to-the-navel neckline.

Concerned costar Cate Blanchett went over to Ferrera to see if she was all right—and though the look on Ferrera's face indicated that she wasn't fine ("What in the [bleeping] heck was that?" she was asking with her eyes), the Emmy winner otherwise handled the imposition like a pro and continued on her way.

Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera

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The creeper in question—who looked to be wearing a tuxedo, or at least a formal dark suit—managed to poke his head under Ferrera's dress before being hauled away by security. He didn't go that quietly, either, as he managed to cling to one of her ankles before being forced to let go.

Vitalii Sediuk, America Ferrera, Cannes Film Festival


On the bright side, Ferrera looked amazing in a light yellow gown of crepe, tulle and organza from Georges Hobeika's Spring/Summer 2014 Couture collection. 

Festival officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Reports have identified the offender as repeat red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian journalist known for trying to smooch Will Smith at a premiere and somehow getting onstage during the Grammys while Adele was accepting an award.

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