Diego Maradona has had a wild ride, hasn't he? The latest twist in the soccer star's life brings him to the Cannes Film Festival, where he's supporting a documentary about himself. Maradona by Kusturica documents his journey from nothing to the most famous footballer in the world, his fall from grace via drugs and his subsequent redemption in recent years.
But leave it to Maradona. He's not too interesting in talking about his movie. Rather, he's using his film festival platform to try and meet Julia Roberts. And Maradona wants to meet her pretty badly, too.
"I would do anything to see her coming along here, along the Croisette," he said, through a translator. "I'd like to be able to walk along behind her and I'd be able to cut off my hand for that, even the hand with which I scored against England."
"I'd be able to cut off my hand if I could see Julia Roberts," he said.
Which hand, though? The hand of god? Let's just say that Maradona had better keep wishing. People making comments like that are probably not the kind of people typically allowed to meet Julia Roberts. Start with a please next time.