Celebrity Beauty: Stiletto-wearing actress face-plants at an international film festival while trying to step onto a glass stage in the rain
- Actress Shu Qi was at an event at the Shanghai International Film Festival
- She was wearing a pair of stilettos with 4in high heels in the rain, reports said
- The Taiwanese star failed to stand stably on the floor said to be made of glass
- A clip of the awkward moment has attracted millions of views on social media
Published: 08:44 EDT, 19 June 2019 | Updated: 11:15 EDT, 19 June 2019
Footage of a renowned Taiwanese actress apparently face-planting on a stage has attracted millions of views on social media.
Wearing a pair of high heels, Shu Qi had carefully balanced herself on a staircase leading up to the glass stage in the rain during an international film festival.
But she fell as soon as she stepped onto the raised platform which had become extremely slippery, according to Chinese media.
A trending video shows Taiwan-born film star Shu Qi losing balance and falling during an event at the Shanghai International Film Festival yesterday. She was said to be wearing 4in high heels
According to local media, the floor of the stage was made of glass and had become extremely slippery in the rain. Ms Shu quickly got up and shuffled to the centre of the stage still smiling
The 43-year-old star was said to be attending an event last night at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
A trending video from China’s Twitter-like Weibo shows the 5ft 6in actress, wearing a dark blue cocktail dress, cautiously ascending the steps while two staff members held umbrellas for her.
She was said to be wearing a pair of shoes with 10cm (4in) high heels.
A man, who appears to be an emcee of the event, escorted the famous guest as she was about to get onto the stage.
Nevertheless, she lost balance after failing to step down on the stage surface firmly. One of her high-heeled shoes slid and she fell forward face first.
She was quickly helped by the male presenter, who continued to hold her hand and squatted down to check upon on her.
Ms Shu is pictured posing for pictures at the same event after falling on the stage. She changed her previous costume to a black cocktail dress before stepping out to greet the press
Ms Shu is seen in the video quickly getting up with the help of her escorts before shuffling across the stage still smiling.
She told her fans that she was ‘okay’, posed for pictures before taking off her shoes to walk down the stage, reported Taiwan’s TVBS News.
The clip of Ms Shu’s fall has set the Chinese internet alight, with many of her fans showing support to the actress who is highly popular in Chinese-speaking regions.
On a Weibo trending page with the hashtag #ShuqiFalls#, one fan wrote: ‘The floor was too slippery and [she] was wearing high heels. It pains me to watch this.’
Another supporter blamed the event’s staff: ‘Why didn’t the woman next to her help hold her up…’
A third web user hailed Ms Shu’s devotion to work by leaving a comment that said ‘this is dedication’.
The high-profile celebrity is seen attending the opening ceremony of the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theatre on June 15. Her fans have expressed their support after she was filmed falling on the stage during an awkward accident yesterday
The sponsor of the event, Italian jewellery brand BVLGARI, praised Ms Shu’s calm reaction to the mishap and said the star could ‘turn an accident into beauty’ in an official Weibo post today.
Ms Shu then responded to the message by thanking the brand for ‘caring for me along the way’.
MailOnline has reached out to the event’s organisers for comments.
According to Chinese entertainment news site QQ.com, the awkward accident took place at the opening reception of one screening unit at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs from June 15 to 24.
The reception attracted a number of high-profile actresses from East Asia, including Wang Luodan and Tong liya.