Day: February 19, 2009

Marion editor of upcoming Elle issue

And the google alerts keep coming today! Premiere.fr’s Jean-Marc Morandini reports on his blog (translation by me):

Marion Cotillard is a one-off editor on an upcoming issue of French Elle magazine titled “Green Special”, to appear Saturday, February 21.

In this “green issue” the Oscar winning actress and long time green activist, proves to be wholeheartedly committed.

She explains why and especially how she fights every day to preserve the planet – she also reveals her struggles and actions as a eco-citizen to protect the environment.

The preview picture promises new gorgeous pictures and I’ll be sure to pick up this magazine as soon as possible!

Annie Leibovitz captures "Nine" ladies

Yesterday, Marion Cotillard together with Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Penelope Cruz – all dressed in red evening gowns – gathered on the beaches of Malibu for a photo shoot with famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. Word is out we will get to see the actual photo – bound to be stunning – in an upcoming issue of Vogue magazine. I’ve added some behind the scenes pics.

While I was at it I also added some other Behind the Scenes pictures/captures from photo sessions in recent months.

031 2009 – Vogue
020 2008 – Vanity Fair
009 2008 – New York Times Magazine
042 2007 – Paris Match


Marion & 'The Reader'

A story currently appearing in various gossip articles actually clears up why Marion Cotillard’s name popped up early last year in relation with “The Reader“:

Speaking to Newsweek, Harvey Weinstein confessed that the British star [Kate Winslet] was initially overlooked because of her filming commitments on Revolutionary Road.

“Before Kate came onboard, [producers] Anthony Minghella, myself and Scott Rudin had a conversation,” he claimed. “I said ‘Scott, she’s got Revolutionary Road. I think we should have insurance’.”

Weinstein revealed that the part was first offered to Nicole Kidman, who was forced to abandon the project after falling pregnant. French actress Marion Cotillard was later screen tested in Berlin, while Naomi Watts was also approached.

However, Weinstein admitted that director Stephen Daldry was adamant that Winslet was the only person who could play former Nazi guard Hanna Schmitz.
• source: Digitalspy.co.uk

In a report by the DailyMail it was also stated that Marion impressed Harvey Weinstein during her audition.

Now, Kate Winslet may very well walk away with an Oscar statuette on Sunday for her performance – but there are certainly no hard feelings as recent meetings between the two ladies proved.

Marion arrived in LA for Oscars

In recent weeks we’ve heard a lot about the all new Oscars – how the ceremony will be different and especially no presenters were confirmed. Of course it seemed highly unlikely that Marion Cotillard wouldn’t be on the list but we couldn’t be sure. No need to worry though, apparently Marion arrived in LA and is all set to appear on stage this coming Sunday – but even she doesn’t know – yet – which award she’ll present at what moment:

Oscar Week is here, and so are the stars. Many of them are staying at the Chateau Marmont including last year’s Best Actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose). I ran into her last night in the lobby of the famed West Hollywood hotel. She told me she’s been so busy making films since she won the Oscar “I haven’t been home in a year!” Cotillard will present an award on Sunday’s show although she’s not sure which one or what point in the proceedings. “They haven’t told us anything yet!”
• source: FoxNews.com

So be sure to tune into the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, February 22!

Even though I have a strict “No paparazzi pictures” policy here on the site I’d like to point out this entry on a Marion Cotillard LiveJournal with pictures of Marion arriving in LA. She looks happy and doesn’t seem to mind being photographed.

She’s also all set to attend Prince’s post-Oscar bash:

Prince didn’t know he was having an Oscar party — until he read about it in the papers.

The singer was in the middle of band rehearsals when he saw a story that claimed he was throwing “the Oscar bash of the century.”

The musician finally decided to host an Academy Awards bash after Marion Cotillard — who won last year’s Oscar for Bestt Actress for her portrayal of a French singer in La Vie en Rose — called to RSVP to “the Purple Party.”

Not only will Prince host, but he will also be allowing a film crew to record the whole event for release on his upcoming website, LotusFlow3r.com.

The party will take place after the awards ceremony this Sunday.
• source: US Magazine