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Cannes: Murray's humor, Gomez's Instagram and Swinton's feminism

Cannes, France, May 15 (efe-epa).- Actress Selena Gomez voiced concern about social media abuse at Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old actress, who has 57 million followers on Twitter and 150 million on Instagram, said fake news no social media can be dangerous.

Speaking at a press conference for the zombie movie “The Dead Do not Die”, by Jim Jarmusch, she added that “our planet is going through a lot of problems for my generation and that's what Jim wanted to show,” referring to scenes in the film in which zombies search for wi-fi on their mobile phones.

“But I would say for my generation specifically is that social media has really been terrible for my generation, I understand that it’s amazing to use your platform but it does scare me when you see how exposed these young girls and young boys are and they’re not really aware of the news or anything going on.”

She continued: “I think it’s dangerous for sure I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes."

Co-star Tilda Swinton spoke about feminism and women in film during the event, noting that there are many women in film schools but that they deserve more appreciation.

“We have our women filmmakers, some of them are working in bars, some of them are still in school, some of them can’t get into the schools,” the 58-year-old added.

“That’s where we need to start we need to look at the cannon, we need to appreciate it, we need to screen it, we need to buy tickets for films by women and then we will know that it exists amongst us it’s not some other thing out there that we have to somehow find, it all exists we just need to really pay attention to it and bring it up.”

When asked about whether he was afraid of zombies and horror movies, Bill Murray, 68, who also stars in the movie, joked: “I find Cannes frightening.”

He added: “This is what we do for a living up here, this is what we do. And speaking only for myself I say I’m at my best when I’m working for a living, when I’m not working I’m lazy.

“I feel the vitality of film is a representation of the best of my current state of consciousness.

“So I’m a better person when I’m working on a film, so the two are close for me the state of my work in a film is pretty much the high point of the week or the month or the year of my state in life.” EFE-EPA


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