Rose McGowan Pads Her Foot Cast for Red Carpet Run

"It's the same height as the heel. Genius!" she says of adapting to having a broken foot

Talk about dedication: Running downstairs to meet her trainer, Rose McGowan broke her left foot – but finished her workout anyway.

“I thought I’d kept my trainer waiting too long downstairs, so I was running and my foot just hit the edge of the doorway,” the former Charmed star told PEOPLE Thursday at Cannes’ annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS dinner. “It just happens to be stone and that didn’t work out well! But I did not miss my workout. I stuck ice on it, did my upper body, and then went to the hospital.”

McGowan’s black cast was mostly hidden beneath her floor-length Dolce & Gabbana gown.

“The doctor thought I was crying because I was in pain but I told him it was because I have to go to Cannes and I refuse to wear flats,” McGowan said (lifting up her skirt to show the cast on her left foot and a Sergio Rossi heel on her right). “Tonight I put padding beneath the cast and now it’s the same height as the heel. Genius!”

The accident happened about two weeks ago, and she expects to be wearing the cast for another month.

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