Jodie Turner-Smith has been in the South of France for the better part of a week. She attended the Cannes Film Festival to promote a movie (After Yang) and do some of the events in and around Cannes, like the Kering Women in Motion events. Jodie has been decked out in Gucci couture and dripping in diamonds and jewels throughout her stay. So much so that it looks like she was targeted in yet another film festival jewelry heist.
It’s believed Turner-Smith, who is in Cannes for the first time, may have been targeted after wearing gold and diamond jewelry from the Gucci High Jewelry line to the “After Yang” premiere on Thursday night. Although the jewelry was immediately taken back following the premiere, it’s believed the robbers may have broken into Turner-Smith’s room believing the items were still in her possession.
Despite the traumatic episode, Turner-Smith carried on with her appearances and work in Cannes, even sitting down with Variety for a Kering Women in Motion talk on Sunday.
Later on Sunday, Turner-Smith tweeted: “didn’t think i would be spending 2.5 hours in the police station on my final day in cannes, but here we are…” A publicist for the actor confirmed to Variety that she was spending time at the police station to report a jewelry theft, which occurred on Friday. The Cannes Police Department did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.
Sources close to Turner-Smith tell Variety that the actor, who was staying at the Marriott hotel on the Croisette, had been at breakfast on Friday when robbers broke into her room and stole jewels worth several tens of thousands of euros. One of the items was effectively priceless: her mother’s wedding ring.
Turner-Smith was immediately moved from the Marriott to the Majestic hotel, a few blocks down the Croisette, and was given a large security detail, which has been accompanying her everywhere. The actor is in town with her one-year-old daughter, which has especially heightened concerns about her safety.
Jesus, her daughter is with her in Cannes? That must have been so scary. And I’m sorry, whenever there’s a high-profile robbery like this at a film festival, it just screams inside job to me. Not an “inside job” as in “Jodie arranged it.” Inside job with the hotel employees and/or festival organizers. Poor Jodie.
Here’s Jodie at last night’s Kering Women in Motion event – her gown is Gucci. Dripping in diamonds and emeralds too.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.