Selena Gomez is most certainly enjoying her time at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where she made her red carpet debut at the fête on Tuesday. The 26-year-old actress and her co-star Bill Murray attended the world premiere of The Dead Don’t Die, a zombie thriller they’re both starring in.
As the two mega-stars graced the red carpet, they shared a surprising moment: Murray whispered into Gomez’s ear. While it seems like meh moment, the internet actually went wild over their exchange and it immediately went viral. In addition to whispering into her ear, they were both playful during their step-and-repeat.
And because the “Wolves” singer is on the pulse of the culture, she poked fun at the photos and teased that she is now “getting married” to the legendary comedian.
“My first time in Cannes! I’m so honored to have been a part of this movie with Jim [Jarmusch] and the whole cast,” Selena wrote on Instagram. “By the way Bill Murray and I are getting married.”
Of the viral moment, Bill told Vanity Fair that he couldn’t recall what he whispered into the “Bad Liar” singer’s ear, and shared that his nickname for her is simply “Gomez.”
“I don’t remember what I said,” he shared, laughing. “I was trying to keep her at ease. I really like her. I mean, you still can’t tell me who the hell ‘Selena Gomez’ is—but Gomez… I really like.”
He continued, “She’s unusually bright. She’s kind and she’s natural. I’m always pleased to find some kind of pop icon who I really like.”
If anything, the Ghostbusters star said he felt like one of Selena’s bodyguards during that moment of chaos. “I feel like I’m her bodyguard,” the 68-year-old actor explained, and later joked, “I said, ‘Look, I’ll be your boyfriend if that’s what you want. . . . I’m a fixer-up, I’ll tell you that, Gomez.'”
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