Marie-Josee Croze was "flabbergasted" to learn she had won the Best Actress
award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (25MAY03) - because she was up
against such strong opposition.
The Canadian actress - who won for her role as a heroin junkie in THE
BARBARIAN INVASIONS - joked about the fact she beat out Hollywood superstars
like OSCAR-winner Nicole Kidman for one of the festival's top prizes.
She says, "It's incredible. I feel bad. I should call her and the others
and tell them I'm sorry."
Croze learned she won the award while appearing live on a Radio-Canada
television talk-show on Sunday afternoon.
She adds, "I'm in shock at the moment - completely flabbergasted. It was
an important role but I expected the film would win prizes other than this