Maybe it's because we've spent one too many afternoons during college watching Suspiria, but there is something about those wacky Argentos. Asia, daughter of the cult horror director Dario, doesn't often find her way to English-speaking cinema, but whenever she does, she's totally bombastic on screen. (Her frightening, dramatic turn in French movie The Last Mistress was also pretty intense, as well.)
Argento has been going to Cannes for over 20 years, so she knows the lay of the land. Perhaps she was tired of celeb-hungry paps or maybe someone said something she didn't like, but Argento ended up flipping the bird on the red carpet. Wearing a whispery silver Ermanno Scervino gown and a gauzy wrap, with a voluminous bob and no-holds-barred red lipstick, the 37-year-old actress defiantly gave the middle finger.
Being an edgy troublemaker has kind of always been the actresses' M.O., and it's kind of her appeal. Who knows why she did it, but we've got to admit, if you are going to give the bird in public, do it was pizazz. (Or turn it into a dance. Whatever.) Either way, the resulting image is pretty evocative. But hey, we might be a little peeved if our dad went from making Phenomena to Dracula 3D, too.
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