Man crawls under America Ferrara's dress on Cannes 2014 red carpet

A man sneaks under America Ferrera's dress at the "How To Train Your Dragon 2" premiere during the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014, in Cannes, France. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

A man rushed onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and dove beneath actress America Ferrera's dress in a bizarre incident on Friday.

Security officials quickly pulled him away as the man tried to hide under Ferrera's voluminous dress before the premiere of the actress' latest film, "How to Train Your Dragon 2."

It was a surprising development on a red carpet renowned for its strict decorum. Festival organizers didn't immediately return messages about the incident.

The former "Ugly Betty" star was on her way into the Palais des Festivals for the world premiere of the DreamWorks animated sequel.

The U.K. Daily Mail has identified the man as Ukrainian journalist Vitalii Sediuk, notorious for pulling pranks on celebrities like Will Smith and Madonna.

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