Three and one-third months ago I was watching and listening to Charlbi Dean during the Triangle of Sadness press conference in Cannes, inside the Grand Palais.

She was sharp and attentive, and obviously beautiful. Plus her performance as Harris Dickinson‘s girlfriend and a social-media influencer was, I felt, above average. I was saying to myself, “She’s got something.”

And now she’s dead from a “sudden illness”? This is devastating. People Dean’s age don’t fall seriously ill as a rule — forget sudden death.

Charlbi was two months younger than my younger son Dylan, who turns 33 in November. I’m terribly sorry. Awful.

Neon will open Triangle of Sadness on 10.7.22.