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Dec 21, 09   Mia   0 Comment English Press

on 1 Jan, 1970

from NBC News Today / Transcript from The Today Show


Eight thirty now on this Monday morning, December 21st, 2009. A lot of the weekend snow is already being scooped up here in downtown Manhattan. Right now, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard scooping up toys for our 16th annual toy drive. We’re going to talk to her in just a bit.


But first, let’s welcome Marion Cotillard to the plaza.

ANN CURRY, co-host:

Hello, Marion.

VIEIRA: She is one of the stars–nice to see you…

CURRY: Hello. A pleasure.


VIEIRA: …of the new musical “Nine.”


Marion, hello.

VIEIRA: Her performance has already received…

Ms. COTILLARD: Congratulations!


MORALES: They’re engaged!

VIEIRA: And congratulations to you, you’ve already received a Golden Globe nomination…

Ms. COTILLARD: Thank you.

VIEIRA: …for “Nine,” which is very exciting.

Ms. COTILLARD: Yes, it is.

VIEIRA: You won the Globe last year along with the Oscar for your performance as Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose.” Is it still special second time around?

Ms. COTILLARD: Oh, of course.


Ms. COTILLARD: You know, when you–when you’re able to share it a movie with people and they show you that they like it and they like what you did in it, it’s so exciting.

VIEIRA: Along with two of your co-stars, right, Daniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz also got the nod.

Ms. COTILLARD: Yeah, and Penelope Cruz, yeah.

VIEIRA: So that’s very exciting.

CURRY: You know, you said that–you’ve been quoted as saying that at the very beginning you were a little intimidated working with Daniel Day–which of course who wouldn’t be, I mean, frankly.

Ms. COTILLARD: Yeah. He’s a genius.

CURRY: And you were–and you were…


CURRY: …playing his wife, which made it even more challenging. So what got you over that intimidation so that you could excel at this role?

Ms. COTILLARD: Well, you know, when you get into the work, and we had an amazing time rehearse–with rehearsals, because when you do a musical, you get to rehearse for it, and we were together for two months dancing and singing.

CURRY: Mm-hmm.

Ms. COTILLARD: And when you just dive into the work, then you forget about you know, your shyness and how you–how you were intimidated the first time.



Ms. COTILLARD: So it’s just about the work that–and you get over it.


VIEIRA: Yeah, yeah.

MORALES: Now I read also that you were inspired by “Annie” to do an American musical, even though you did “La Vie en Rose.” So now to be able to do an American musical like “Nine,” how was that?

Ms. COTILLARD: Well, when I was a kid, it was my dream to do an American musical. I loved “Singing in the Rain” and “Annie,” and I–and I knew all the dancing and…


Ms. COTILLARD: …and I would dance in front of my TV. And it really was my dream. And when I got this call from Rob Marshall saying that he wanted to meet me, I was like already jumping and dancing.


Ms. COTILLARD: And so yeah, it was really one of my biggest dreams.


VIEIRA: But the dancing in “Annie” is not quite like the dancing in “Take It All,” that’s…

Ms. COTILLARD: No, actually no.

CURRY: And the singing is also very different.

VIEIRA: Yeah. Yeah, you–it was just wonderful.

CURRY: But–and also–but just the talent you have, I mean–because you actually–they used your voice in addition to Edith Piaf’s voice in the movie that you–that’s–no, not that much or…

Ms. COTILLARD: Well, not really.


Ms. COTILLARD: Actually, they used my voice only a little bit.


Ms. COTILLARD: But because she’s–in that scene, she’s drunk and she sing like a cow…




Ms. COTILLARD: …that’s why they used my voice, which is not a really good sign. But…

VIEIRA: Well, I got to tell you…

CURRY: Well, congratulations.

VIEIRA: …when I used to watch Audrey Hepburn in films, she’d mesmerize me…


VIEIRA: …because she just lights up the screen, and you have that same quality. You are just so incredible.

Ms. COTILLARD: Oh, thank you.

VIEIRA: I’ve got a little girl crush here.

Ms. COTILLARD: Oh, my.

VIEIRA: So anyway, you’re wonderful.

CURRY: I’ll get out of the way.

VIEIRA: Wonderful in the movie.

Ms. COTILLARD: Thank you very much.

VIEIRA: Thank you so much. Truly wonderful.

Ms. COTILLARD: Thank you so much. Thank you.

CURRY: Congratulations.

Ms. COTILLARD: Thank you.

VIEIRA: And the movie opens on Christmas Day, which is very exciting. A perfect present for folks.


VIEIRA: That is “Nine.” Marion Cotillard.

CURRY: Marion Cotillard. Thank you so much.


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