As promised, I added our very own original scans of the gorgeous Marion Cotillard feature in December’s W magazine. Many thanks to Amelia for sending the magazine to me! The magazine is actually over-sized so scanning proved to be a challenge. I hope you enjoy them regardless.
Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
009 Scans from 2012 > W Magazine (US) – December
from USA Today / by Donna Freydkin
Mere weeks after giving birth to son Marcel last May, Marion Cotillard shot a Dior ad — and proved that biology and enviable genes do trump all. She seemed to have dropped any pregnancy pounds literally overnight.
“I lost a lot of weight right away. It sounds really good but it was really violent on my body. It happened in six days. I lost almost everything. I was happy but on the other hand, it was really violent,” confirms Cotillard. “I didn’t do a special diet. It just happened. My mum was the same. She was skinnier after the baby than before.”
Cotillard is devoted to her son and his dad and her longtime partner, director/actor Guillaume Canet.
And yes, even celebrity moms deal with the onset of the terrible twos and other trials and tribulations of raising a kid. “Sometimes it’s insane but it’s surrounded by love so it’s kind of easy, even though it’s tiring,” she says.
In Rust and Bone, she plays a double amputee who loses her legs in a freak accident. So we had to ask her: How do you play a character like that and not take her home with you?
“Because when I stop working, I’m not just with myself. People need me. It’s a good thing. But still on set, I hope I was 100 percent with the story and my character and the director and the actors. I don’t know exactly how to explain it,” says Cotillard. “I just couldn’t take care of only me. You do what you have to do.”
‘Grand Public’ a, I think new, show that brings in-depth reports about all things culture on French TV channel France 2 aired a segment about Marion Cotillard in Barcelona last Thursday night. I added the clip as well as HQ screencaptures on Friday but forgot to post about it.
They showed how big the anticipation was in Barcelona by showing news clippings and posters for the show. However, the people in charge are cited who say that they didn’t want a lot of mediazation or attention so they were happy it only started in the few days before the show. The report included some footage of Marion and the other performers getting ready before the show.
The report later laid out how important this role was to Marion, how close to her heart. After having been handed the show by her mother, so to speak, in 2005 (they included a few seconds of footage with her mother as Joan of arc) she wanted to reprise it again. So when the people in Barcelona were organizing their celebration of the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc’s birth and wanted to include Honegger’s oratorio but were lacking a main actress then heard that Marion was interested they jumped at the chance. Apparently, there really doesn’t exist any footage of Marion in the play back in 2005 as they only showed stills and had a reporter recall how it was. He said that she was exceptional and that it showed what she could do. If she could do Joan of Arc in this then she could do Edith Piaf. Which she, as we all know, did. Now, a Hollywood star she’s still capable of doing it.
Another reporter said that it’s a challenging part, when you do it right it can be the highlight of your career but when you mess it up it can be the worst experience ever, even put you out of business.
So seeing again the overwhelming approval of the audience by their (10 min) long applause and seeing an emotional and overwhelmed but satisfied Marion backstage after the show, hugging the producer and talking to the press was quite moving to watch.
I have some more articles & TV reports about this but have to get it ready (in English) first.
Gallery: 172 Specials > Grand Public (France 2) – 22/11/2012
Video: 001 Documentaries > Grand Public
I added the video and HD screencaptures of Marion’s appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night – though it was recorded 2 weeks ago on December 6. It was as funny as those Ferguson interviews get, Marion was at ease and played along with his jokes and was goofing around. It’s really entertaining to watch – though actual content-wise there’s nothing new. Oh, and she looked really chic in that outfit and the bright red lipstick.
Gallery: 371 Talk Shows > The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson – 2012
Video: 001 Talk Shows > Craig Ferguson