Thursday evening was all about Harrison Ford, but finding an appropriate seat at the premiere of his own film was even harder to find than the Lost Ark.
The veteran actor was joined by wife Calista Flockhart, better known for her former role as kooky TV lawyer Ally McBeal, as Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny kicked off day three of the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival.
It was a rare public appearance for a couple renowned for their love of privacy, but it was marred by an awkward seating gaffe inside the Palais des Festivals, where 80-year old Ford’s fifth and final offering as Indy was being screened.
As they made their way inside, Flockhart, 58, immediately noticed she had been seated behind her husband, prompting a weak smile as Ford drank in the applause from those in attendance.
Eventually spotting the blunder himself, he could be heard telling the visibly unimpressed actress: ‘Look! You’re right behind me,’ before calling after her as she sloped off to her seat: ‘Well, that’s the way it is.’
Awkward: Calista Flockhart looked crestfallen after discovering she had not been seated next to husband Harrison Ford at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday evening
Blunder: Making their way inside, Flockhart immediately noticed she had been seated behind her husband, prompting a weak smile as she mentioned the error to Ford
Ford has reprised his role as Indiana Jones for the final time, after first taking on the iconic character in 1984 blockbuster Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Dial of Destiny, set for release on June 30, also stars Mads Mikkelsen and Antonio Banderas, and has been directed by James Mangold.
Making a rare red carpet appearance with his spouse, Ford looked appropriately dapper as he arrived for the premiere of the newest Indiana Jones film, the first since 2008.
His wife cut a glamorous figure in a plunging black tulle gown as she arrived hand-in-hand with the actor.
As the couple stopped to pose for snaps together, Flockhart beamed at her husband, as they lead a slew of stars in attendance for the premiere.
Ford attended the film’s premiere as he prepared to accept an honorary Palme d’Or as a tribute to his performance as Indiana.
Rear view: Flockhart was forced to sit behind her husband, who received an honorary Palme D’Or at the event
Delighted: The actress beamed as guests applauded her arrival with Ford on Thursday evening
One more time! Ford kickstarted his farewell to Indiana Jones on Thursday, as he attended the star-studded premiere for The Dial Of Destiny at the Cannes Film Festival
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is set in the year 1969, following Ford’s Indiana Jones set against the backdrop of the American ‘space race.’
Jones is said to be, ‘uneasy’ about the American government enlisting former Nazis in their race to beat the Russians to the moon.
Franchise newcomer Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins the sequel as Helena Shaw, Indy’s goddaughter, along with Mads Mikkelsen as Jurgen Voller, an ex-Nazi who now works for NASA.
Other newcomers include Antonio Banderas as Renaldo, a friend of Indy, Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber, Toby Jones as Basil Shaw and Boyd Holbrook as Klaber.
Phoebe portrays Indiana Jones’ goddaughter Helena Shaw in the movie, with filmmakers describing the character as ‘slippery’ and ‘charming’.
‘She’s a mystery and a wonder,’ Phoebe, who also stars alongside Antonio Banderas in the film told Empire, about her character.
‘Making the film was everything I could have hoped for, with a chance to work on my own stunts and action sequences,’ she added.
‘If the script said throw yourself on to the back of a vehicle, I threw myself on to the back of a vehicle!’
The upcoming action film will be released June 30, and will be the final Indiana Jones movie.