Just ahead of the opening of the Cannes Film Festival – and the world premiere of ‘Midnight in Paris‘ – next Wednesday French magazine Madame Figaro‘s special Cannes issue is hitting newsstands this Saturday. Guess who’s gracing the cover: Marion Cotillard! The beautiful photoshoot is none other than the one we’ve been anticipating to see more of.
According to a preview of the article – courtesy of PurePeople (view via Google Translator) – the birth of her child is expected before the opening of the festival and she is not for a second contemplating marching the steps for the opening of her new movie – even if it’s the first time she’d have had the opportunity of doing so for one of her own movies en sélection and directed by Woody Allen no less. During the interview she opens up about life in recent months: apparently, being pregnant as well as being home in Paris and seeing more of her friends and family has left her being really Zen – even about being photographed by paparazzi (despite still not liking it). And she calls her part in ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ a small one.
I can’t wait for the full interview!
[edit May 6] The full interview has been put online:
• Marion Cotillard : “J’aimerais mener une double vie”, Madame Figaro, May 7
001 Scans from 2011 > Madame Figaro (France) – May 7
005 Sessions from 2011 > Madame Figaro
Many thanks to Lindsey for sending in the first still from ‘Midnight in Paris‘ featuring Marion Cotillard. The movie will open the Cannes Film Festival next month.
001 Midnight in Paris (2011) > Stills
Last Saturday, French TV station M6 aired an Accès privé special about Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet and how they manage to keep their relationship under the radar – even now, one month ahead of their first child’s birth. Since there isn’t anything new to reveal the special mainly consisted of footage taken during the promotion of ‘Jeux d’enfants‘ (Love Me If You Dare, 2003) when they were just friends and then during the promotion of the movies ‘Le dernier vol‘ (2009) and Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies, 2010). Additional footage originated from France 2‘s 2009 Envoyé Spécial about Guillaume Canet, public appearances together at the Cannes Film Festival as well as from an out-of-context film set for ‘Les jolies choses‘.
If anybody knows any more about the non-TV interviews of Marion Cotillard promoting ‘Jeux d’enfants‘ please let me know. These are totally new to me and I would love to watch them in their entirety.
Gallery: 243 Specials > Accès privé (M6) – 02/04/2011
Video: 001 Documentaries > Accès Privé
The Lady Dior Saga One Woman – Four Cities starring Marion Cotillard may officially have been closed with the final chapter taking place in London. However, Marion’s involvement with Dior is far from over. A preview of a beautiful new ad shot by photographer Craig McDean was released today. With the St. Basil’s Cathedral visible through the window the setting is officially Moscow in Russia but it was taken a few months ago on a set in Paris because Marion Cotillard wasn’t able to travel to Russia. The print campaign is coinciding with a major Christian Dior exhibition at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow next month as well as with the reopening of its luxed-up Stoleshnikov boutique. Interestingly, Moscow was rumoured to be the city featured in the 4th chapter of the Dior saga a year ago. It is not yet clear how the new ad fits into the Lady Dior saga and whether it will be accompanied by a mini-movie. But the new worldwide print campaign will premiere in Vanity Fair‘s May issue and the ad will then appear in many more May/June issues of a number of magazines including Town & Country, Elle, W and Vogue.
• Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Yesterday’s Sunday Times featured a brand-new insightful interview with Marion Cotillard in their Style section, again to promote the upcoming theatrical release of ‘Little White Lies‘ in the UK. Thank you Lorna for sending in scans.
• Truly, madly, deeply, Sunday Times Style, March 27
003 Scans from 2011 > Sunday Times Style (UK) – March 27