Le Journal du Dimanche asked Woody Allen yesterday about who of the ladies from ‘Midnight in Paris‘ are to be expected at the Cannes Film Festival. Rachel McAdams is coming but it he doesn’t know about Carla Bruni. He hopes so but all depends on her schedule and he’ll only know a few days before the festival. But what about Marion Cotillard?
“Marion is expecting a happy event which is very imminent – it’s a matter of weeks, days maybe… So I don’t know. I’d love her to be there because in Cannes people have always extended an exceptional welcome to my work. “
• Source: leJDD.fr
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.
Another brilliant interview was published in the UK today. This time in The Independent. While none of the topics mentioned are actually new the answers about her work in both French and American movies, her recent career developments as well as about dealing with the media do contain additional insight so be sure to read.
• Marion Cotillard: ‘I’m really normal! Well, not that normal. I’m an actress’, The Independent, April 3
I just wanna do movies. I don’t have a plan. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some directors and some actors I wouldn’t have dared to think I would work with one day. And now I know that everything is possible. So, it’s very exciting. But I don’t have in my mind whether I do an American movie or a French movie. It’s just [that] the stories come and… if I recognised myself in the story, I wanna be part of it. That’s how it happens.
Talking of stories coming her way, Baz Bamigboye reports in The Daily Mail that Marion Cotillard is on on a wish list of actresses to play Fantine in the movie adaptation of the musical ‘Les Misérables‘ which in turn in based on Victor Hugo’s book. Tom Hooper – fresh off Oscar-winning The King’s Speech‘ – is in negotiations to sign as director. Once the crucial part of lead character Valjean’s been cast filming could start next year, apparently.
In France’s Tétû magazine from March 25, director John Cameron Mitchell is being asked about his connection to Marion Cotillard. Abov my translation
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