As you may have noticed Sofia came on board just before the Cannes Film Festival to help keep the site stay updated. She’s been doing a great job with adding all the latest info, HQ event pics & magazine scans. Not only that but she also added new HQ pictures of Marion Cotillard’s early TV appearances. Thank you! Be sure to check them out!
On December 28, 2002 Marion Cotillard appeared on the first edition of French TV Show “Défis des stars” (Challenges for stars). Directed by Pascal Duchêne and moderated by Nikos Aliagas and Star Academy finalist Eva 20 brave actors, singers and comedians faced challenges that revolved around the circus such as animal training, juggling, magic and cabaret acts. Marion performed using a magic wand. Judging by the screencaps by Erik she was also an assistant in one of the magic acts. Fellow participants included her co-stars from ‘Taxi‘ (Samy Nacéri performed with 4 tigres from Circus Yann Gruss and Frédéric Diefenthal with bears from Circus Phénix) and ‘Les jolies choses‘ (Ophélie Winter performed on aerial silk and Titoff in another act). Elie Semoun, Véronique Genest, Gérard Jugnot, L5, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Grégori Baquet, Anthony Kavanagh, Patrick Timsit and Pascal Sellem were also part of the show.
Moderator Nikos said in advance: “I don’t know whether it will work for viewers. But I think it’s very nice to see the stars in different roles, to see them in burlesque, funny or dangerous situations. There will be music, entertainment, it will be a party. It’s the end of the year, so we will finish it in a good mood, with completely original and magical images.” And they succeeded for the newspaper Le Parisien later called it an original evening.
Does anybody have videos of any of the shows we’ve added pictures of – or of Marion Cotillard’s other television appearances? Please send them in, we’d be very thankful!
004 Talk Shows > Nulle part ailleurs – 1999, November 25
021 Talk Shows > Star Mag – ca. 2001
006 TV Shows > Défis de Stars – 2002, December 28
004 Talk Shows > Star Mag – 2005, January 10
001 Talk Shows > StarMag – ca. 2001 (excerpt only)
According to See-Saw Films, Marion Cotillard has replaced Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a new adapation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The film, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), is set to be produced by the team that brought us The King’s Speech and Shame. Shooting is set to begin January 2014 in the United Kingdom. Studio Canal and Film4 are financing the project. This is amazing news, can’t wait to see Marion doing Shakespeare!
“I feel extremely blessed that Marion is joining our film. She is one of the bravest and most compelling actors I have watched in recent years and I cannot wait to collaborate with both her and Michael in bringing to screen this very human and tragic love story.”
– Justin Kurzel (director)
“Marion Cotillard has proven extraordinary versatility through her stunning performances in La Vie en Rose and Rust and Bone. Casting her as Lady Macbeth alongside Michael Fassbender will bring a fresh and exciting dynamic to the story of lovers pulled apart by war and ambition.”
– Iain Canning (producer)
Read two articles on it below:
Marion Cotillard to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender – screendaily.com
Marion Cotillard replaces Natalie Portman in Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender – The Hollywood Reporter
Adding to the good news about ‘Blood Ties’ being added to the Toronto Film Festival line up, it is now ‘The Immigrant’‘s turn to make it to another well known festival in North America. Variety published this morning the line up for the 51st edition of the New York Film Festival, that takes place from September 27 to October 13. Marion’s film, from director James Gray, and which premiered in May this year during the Film Festival in Cannes, is on the main slate list of this year’s event. We will hopefully be seeing a lot of Marion after the summer when promotion for both movies officially begins!
When the line-up for the Toronto Film Festival was announced a while back it was disappointing to see that none of Marion Cotillard’s upcoming films (‘Blood Ties‘ and ‘The Immigrant‘) were on it. Well, the festival has added 22 more films to the line-up, and Guillaume Canet’s ‘Blood Ties‘ is on it. It will have a Gala presentation. The festival runs from September 5-15 and the full schedule will be announced August 20. See the film’s page on the festival website. Marion has attended the festival 3 times in the past, let’s hope her filming schedule allows her to attend this year too.
In July, Marion Cotillard was once again on the cover of Madame Figaro in France. Known for her passion for the environment, the magazine interviewed her for their “Green” edition and the interview was focused on Marion’s views and every day contributions to the environment. At the end of the article, they did a list of Marion’s six commandments for the environment in which she says she never takes long baths (to save water) and that she cleans her house with white vinegar. The photoshoot for the article is brand new and shot by photographer Jan Welters who had worked with her in 2010 for ELLE
Other than that, Marion has been busy shooting the new movie by the Dardenne brothers. They began rehearsals in June and have been shooting in Belgium for the past few weeks. I added a photo of Marion holding the one month old that was chosen to participate in the movie. You can read the article (in French) here.
During rehearsals, a bakery was chosen in a small town for the shooting of one scene Marion was in. The owners of the bakery, who were present for filming and who played themselves in the movie described Marion as very professional, focused and somewhat shy.
006 Sessions from 2013 > Madame Figaro
017 Magazine Scans 2013 > Madame Figaro, July 5, 2013
001 Deux Jours Une Nuit – 201 4> On Set
001 French Press > Marion Cotillard: La Vie en Green
001 French Press > “Nous avons le pouvoir de changer la société”