Natalie Portman, U2, Steven Spielberg, Foo Fighters Cancel Appearances After Paris Attacks

By Rey Martin | 2 years ago
Natalie Portman, U2, Steven Spielberg, Foo Fighters Cancel Appearances After Paris Attacks
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It was reported that people in the entertainment industry, including Natalie Portman, Foo Fighters, Steven Spielberg, and U2, canceled their appearances after these Paris attacks.

Natalie Portman, U2, Steven Spielberg, Foo Fighters, and other entertainers canceled their events and appearances in Paris after the reported deadly terrorist attacks in the city. Portman was scheduled to appear at the French press junket and premiere of “Jane Got a Gun” on Monday, November 16. “Because of the events Friday night, we are canceling TV appearances, junket and preview appearances with Natalie Portman Nov. 15-16,” the film distributor announced in a statement on Saturday, November 14.


It was also reported that U2 canceled Saturday’s live HBO special within hours of the terror attacks. Foo Fighters also canceled the rest of their European tour on Saturday morning. The band was scheduled to perform at the Accor Hotels Area in Paris on Monday.

“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour. In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right no. There is no other way to say it. This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one,” the band said in a statement.

Twentieth Century Fox also canceled the photo call for the film “Bridge of Spies” which was scheduled on Sunday, November 15. Steven Spielberg, Amy Ryan, and Mark Rylance were scheduled to appear on the said event.


The Philippine Star also reported that “Made in France,” which is a terrorism-themed movie, was scheduled to be released on November 18, but it was postponed as well. Grammy award winning rock band Deftones was also scheduled to play in Paris on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday but also canceled due to the recent Paris attacks.

Photo source: Instagram/natalieportmanlove

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