Marion Cotillard about Kate Winslet
As part of Variety‘s SAG Preview: Actors on Actors Feature Marion Cotillard said the following about Kate Winslet as Adele in ‘Labour Day‘:
Kate, I love you. The first time I saw you was in “Heavenly Creatures.” I knew then that I would follow you forever. I felt so deeply connected because that’s what you do.
You connect us in the deepest way to all these women you portray. You embody them, personify them, and there is nothing ever self-conscious about it. And with such simplicity! Watching you in “Labor Day,” I felt scared, excited and touched deeply. I felt despair, fear, joy … and then ultimately love. Because that’s what you were going through and you made me feel it. What I feel when I watch you onscreen is that you enter into people and you move them. So thank you for the emotion, for the connection and for the love.
Clive Owen about Marion Cotillard
Clive Owen quickly left the set of Blood Ties earlier this week to promote his movie ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn‘ at Cannes. PurePeople took the opportunity to ask him about Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard:
Unfortunately, I have no time for anything apart from promotion. I flight arrived only a few hours ago and I’m already giving interviews. I’m only here for 48 hours and I have no time to watch movies or to enjoy myself. Anyway, I’m not in the mood: my head is elsewhere. I’m currently filming a film by Guillaume Canet and I can think of nothing else. I leave on Saturday for New York to join the team. I am a big fan of ‘Ne le dis à personne‘ and ‘Les Petits Mouchoirs‘. I was so proud when Guillaume offered me the role. This is a great artist who knows what he wants, and not to spoil anything but he’s a nice person. As is Marion Cotillard, for that matter. When you have the chance to film with her, you understand why she is now a star in the whole world.
Marion on Michelle Williams in ‘My Week with Marilyn’
SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors
“Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Marilyn is not an impersonation, she eloquently depicts the all-encompassing layers of the woman who has captivated the world even 50 years after her death. Michelle embodies this challenge with a mysterious attraction all her own and yet still so Marilyn in complexity and depth. Rather than further push Marilyn’s sexual aura, Michelle captures the very essence of the life we missed — the life we can’t see in pictures. Michelle’s representation of Marilyn’s vulnerability, allure, humor and often childish demeanor reveals the inner struggles and the reality of the icon’s multi-layers as Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean. I admire Michelle’s ability to give life to each aspect of this faceted character, while embracing the confidence and whimsy of an actress who left such an indelible impression in cinema.”
• Source: Variety
Behind NY Times’ Oscar Portfolio Shoot
UK’s The Guardian quoted great photographers on how they found new ways to shoot some of the world’s most photographed stars.
“We shot Marion Cotillard in Montauk, New York. She was up for an Oscar for La Vie En Rose. An assistant was holding my legs – I was hanging off a cliff. Looking at the photograph, you feel like you’re there. You can taste the wind and smell the ocean. You can see in her eyes how windy it was. All the elements of nature are in this, plus her sincerity and beauty.” – Ryan McGinley
This picture together with over 250 other photographs is featured in the book (448 pages) The New York Times Magazine Photographs, released last Friday.
Marion Cotillard spotted at Chateau Marmont
Posted by The Telegraph‘s Celia Walden last Thursday in an article about fashion at award shows and style in general:
With French women it’s the poise that grates… I decide this as I watch Marion Cotillard gliding about the Chateau Marmont restaurant in denim hotpants apparently bought from Baby Gap.
Style – as discussed – can be bought, learnt or imposed, intelligence is generally agreed to be a quaint, outmoded value, but poise – you either have it or you don’t. Cotillard has it, and from the way she’s walking around being thin all over the patio, she knows it.
Just as my companion and I – pink with envy – are about to drag our gazes away from the Oscar-winning actress, Cotillard reaches into a Moses basket, retrieves a perfect, Petit Bateau-clad, three-month-old child and starts burping it while ordering coffee and conducting a business meeting. “Maybe it’s not hers,” attempts my friend lugubriously. “Maybe,” I nod. “Maybe.”
John Cameron Mitchell about Marion
In France’s Tétû magazine from March 25, director John Cameron Mitchell is being asked about his connection to Marion Cotillard. Here my translation:
A word about this other experience: a Dior ad where you led Marion Cotillard and Ian McKellen into a “dance erotico” and experimental. It’s an idea of Marion whom I had met before ‘La Vie en Rose‘. She adored Hedwig, so much so that she was even thinking of performing it on stage. Moreover, her friends from the band Yodelice made a brilliant cover of the song Midnight Radio which is from Hedwig. We’ll see if we can continue to work together.
Marion’s Message to Japan
ELLE Japan published many messages of support sent in by celebrities to the people of Japan after disaster struck their country. Among them a particularly heartwarming message by Marion Cotillard:
L’homme est si fragile face au soulèvement de la nature, mais l’homme est aussi une force de cette même nature.
Votre courage et la vie feront refleurir ce si beau pays qu’est le Japon.
Je pense à vous à chaque instant.
Je partage votre douleur, nous la partageons tous.
Je vous envoie tout mon amour.
Man is so weak against the uprising of nature, but man is also a force of that nature.
Your courage and life will bring this beautiful country called Japan to bloom again.
I’m thinking of you constantly.
I’m sharing your pain, we’re all sharing it.
I’m sending you all my love.
• Source: Elle Japon (Translation by myself)
Christopher Plummer about Marion
NOW Magazine has a new interview with iconic actor Christopher Plummer. At the end there’s an audio snippet where he talks about his connection to Edith Piaf and why Marion Cotillard deserved her Oscar:
I couldn’t believe it, she got her… Because how… She’s not old enough to have known her. But how she got her voice, speaking voice exactly. And her manner in life exactly. It was like she watched a film of every gesture of Edith have made. It was quite uncanny
Most Beautiful Faces 2010
I don’t think I updated about this last year but I did in 2008 and 2007. Marion Cotillard is featured on the Most Beautiful Faces list for the 9th time – this year at #12. This is an international list and is different from your usual Sexiest… lists. Camilla Belle, Emma Watson and Tamsin Egerton occupy the first 3 spots. See the full list here.
Dolls for Children in Darfur
The previously mentioned dolls created by Marion Cotillard herself and by Dior HOMME for Guillaume Canet have since been shown in the exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris with all the other dolls. This is the page for them on the official site. UNICEF’s press release reports that all the dolls were sold at an auction on Tuesday for a total of €285 000. Marion & Guillaume’s dolls were sold together for €4 000. The money will be used to help vaccinate thousands of children in Darfur.