June 3, 2023

Sigourney Weaver was preparing to walk on stage and present the Best Film Editing award at this year’s Academy Awards when she noticed a problem.

“I ran my hands over my beautiful gold dress and I felt a huge ridge around my hips,” Weaver said PEOPLE. “And I realized that the lining of my beautiful dress was stuck there when I went to the toilet.”

Sigourney Weaver at the 95th Annual Academy Awards

Sigourney Weaver at the 95th Annual Academy Awards

David Fisher/Shutterstock Sigourney Weaver at the 95th Annual Academy Awards

Fortunately, one guardian angel was present Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 star Zoe Saldaña, who teamed up with nearby Nicole Kidman to quickly fix Weaver’s wardrobe malfunction.

“I turned to Nicole, who I don’t know at all, and Zoe, and my friend Katie, and I said, ‘Girls, I need help. The liner is stuck,'” Weaver recalled. “And without saying a word, they fell to the floor and reached into my dress and wrestled this liner down just in time for me to walk on stage. It was such a sisterly moment, I’ll never forget it .”

Weaver herself has received three Oscar nominations over the years, with nods for her performances AliensGorillas in the fogAnd Working girl (the last two in the same year). Her latest film is by director Paul Schrader Master Gardenerwhich can be seen in cinemas from May 16.

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