Blaine Zuckerman
June 09, 2014 12:00 PM

Blake Lively in the L’Oréal Suite at the GRAND HYATT CANNES HOTEL MARTINEZ

The actress and face of Gucci perfume played a supporting role to husband Ryan Reynolds, whose film The Captive premiered at Cannes. “The festival feels old-timey,” she said, “and the colors are electric.” As for her own glam look, “we wanted something modern and sleek. I like to have the golden skin and baby-pink lips,” said the L’Oréal ambassador.

Dean DeBlois, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel & Kit Harington at the INTERCONTINENTAL CARLTON

The stars of How to Train Your Dragon 2 got a lift to their premiere. “A lot of people in the cast hadn’t met before today,” said writer-director DeBlois, who first wooed Blanchett for the movie at the 2011 Oscars. “She said her three boys loved the first film.”

Salma Hayek at the HOTEL MAJESTIC BARRIERE

“It’s hard to make a film out of a book you love,” said Hayek of producing Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, an animated take on the Lebanese writer’s classic. “To have the film at Cannes, when it’s not even finished, is a huge honor.” One early fan: Hayek’s daughter Valentina, 6, to whom she’s blowing this kiss.

Scott Speedman off the coast of NIKKI BEACH

“I haven’t really slept for 48 hours,” explained Speedman, who stars in the thriller The Captive. He made the most of the festival’s high life, including this ride en route to the Eden Erina yacht and a stop at the Hunger Games: Mockingjay party. Still, he couldn’t wrap his head around being a part of the famed fest: “To get a movie accepted here is insane.”

Channing Tatum, Steve Carell & Mark Ruffalo at the INTERCONTINENTAL CARLTON

“The red carpet was beyond my expectations,” said Carell, whose drama Foxcatcher earned a 20-minute standing ovation and Oscar buzz for the trio. “My wife and I went back to the hotel and said, ‘This was fancy.'” Added Tatum: “I’ve never been to Cannes before. The reception we had – I feel like I should never come back because it might never be this way again!”

Suki Waterhouse above the Chopard Suite at the GRAND HYATT CANNES HOTEL MARTINEZ

The model and Chopard spokeswoman was impeccably dressed and bejeweled (including these “feather” earrings, featuring 777 diamonds). But she admitted she forgot some travel necessities. “I should have brought pajamas and a toothbrush. I focused on the actual outfits and forgot about everything else!”

Jessica Chastain at LA PLAGE— MAJESTIC BARRIERE

“I became an actress because I love movies,” said Chastain, star of the drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. She’s a festival darling not only for her performances but for her screening attendance record: “Any chance I get, I’m going into the theater.”

Marion Cotillard at the UNIFRANCE PAVILION

The morning after her French drama Two Days, One Night received raves, a busy Cotillard perked up when someone on-set presented her with a box from bakery Ladurée. “Oh, they’re macarons!” she exclaimed after opening the pastel-wrapped sweets. She popped one in her mouth, then returned to her hectic press day.

Josh Charles leaving the Olinda at the UNIFRANCE PAVILION

Although he attended the fest for his drama Bird People, the former Good Wife actor was just as excited to cheer on other buzzed-about movies. “The best part about Cannes is seeing films,” he said. “Tonight I’m going to see a film and just watch and enjoy!”

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