Marion Cotillard about Switzerland

Various Swiss newspapers ran a story about Marion’s recollection of her time in Switzerland. I’m not sure whether these are actually new quotes or an old story being recycled because of the lady’s Oscar win. Also the publication cited as original source is generally not the most trustworthy. Anyway, a translation of this article – I found it interesting because I happen to live in Berne:

“I know Switzerland a little because I was shooting a film [‘La Guerre dans le Haut Pays’, 1999] with Francis Reusser there”, explains the 32-year-old to “Blick”. We spent 2 months in Interlaken – however I don’t have good memories of my time there. They don’t like the French at all there!”

But the ‘La Môme’ star discovered some cozy places too: “Geneva and the Italian Switzerland – and Berne. Such a beautiful city. Overwhelming!” She was only bothered by the Bear Pit in the city – and not just a little: “There I was, strolling around the gorgeous Old Town, then I crossed the bridge and was deeply shocked. How can the Swiss who are normally very ecology-minded – I love their health food and wholefood shops – allow something like that to exist?”

Berne should absolutely invite the actress to the opening of the new Bear Park: The bear will have an enclosure of over 6000 square meters at the hillside of the Aare river to roam around as of summer 2009. Cotillard would then be able to observe the “Mutzen” [local expression for the bear] from the terrace near the present Bear Pit as well as from the lane on the bank of the Aare river!


4 Comments on “Marion Cotillard about Switzerland”

  1. British actor Daniel Day-Lewis and France’s Marion Cottilard were adjudged best actor and best actress in the in the 80th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
    Lewis and Cottilard are influenced by the planet Venus
    Daniel Day-Lewis was born on April 29,1957.Therefore,he belongs to Taurus Sign.
    Marion Cottilard was born on September 30,1975.Hence she is in the Libra Sign.
    Both Taurus and Libra are ruled by planet Venus.
    Tilda Swinton was adjudged best supporting actress.The name Tilda carries the occult number 13 which adds up to 4.Numbers 1 and 4 are closely inter connected.So,the year 2008,representing number 1(2+0+0+8=10,1+0=1) is significant for Tilda.
    As regards Javier Bardem,selected best supporting actor,he was born on March 1,1969.So,his birth number is 1.In that way the year 2008 is lucky for him also.

  2. i just wanted to say i met Marion yesterday and she is a lovely young woman. she was in my hometown doing research for her film with johnny depp. the character she is playing is billie frechette and a distant cousin of mine. Marion you were awesome! good luck with the film!

  3. Yes, everyone has a right to their opinion but I have a right to say that her comments were ignorant. She made her comments on a public forum so don’t be so surprised and shocked about the backlash.

  4. What a beautiful girl this is!, and her acting is superb.
    One is moved to tears by her empathetic portrayel of Piaf. She has a dark Gallic beauty that transcends her physical presence.
    She seems to be able to immerse herself fuck this cunt in all her roles in a kind of a mystical fashion, while still maintaining a physical
    joi de vivre that can’t be immitated!

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