The nominations for this year’s MTV Movie Awards are out! Marion Cotillard scored a nomination as Best Villain for her role as Miranda Tate in ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘:
In celebration of bad character, the award for Best Villain goes to the provocateur with the most toxic intentions.
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Marion Cotillard – The Dark Knight Rises
Marion Cotillard embodies the delightfully deceptive Miranda Tate, a shady super villainess with a powerful, plot-twisting secret.
Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers
Go to the MTV Site to watch a clip and vote for her!
FOR most people, playing a young woman who has her legs amputated isn’t the easiest of film roles to take on, but Marion Cotillard says that she had the perfect distraction from the intensity of her Rust and Bone character.
“I was a new mum when we were filming – my son was five months old – and he needed me,” she told us. “I wanted to spend time with him and put him to bed. He wasn’t sleeping through the night at that stage. I honestly think I reached the point of exhaustion while I was making that film.”
But, in fact, her newborn was an asset to Cotillard in helping her get into her role of Stéphanie – a whale-trainer who endures a tragic accident.
“I was so tired-looking and drained that when I arrived on set I didn’t need any make-up to make me look ill and miserable,” she said. “The make-up artist would just look at me and say: ‘I think you’re good to go.’ It sounds horrible, but I loved that character so much. It was very easy to get into the physical state that she was in. If anything, it was quite exciting.”
The Oscar-winning actress was drawn to the film because of its “unusual and unconventional script” and because of its director, French-born Jacques Audiard, who also created BAFTA-winning film The Beat That My Heart Skipped.
“It was always a dream of mine to work with him,” she said. “And you don’t get that many female characters written in so much depth and who feel so powerful. I fell in love with the whole package.”
She hopes that the film challenges traditional perceptions of disability.
“I can’t tell you hard it was to try and show what it is to wake to find out your legs just aren’t there anymore,” she said. “The strength it must take to decide that you can’t be sad forever and life can be beautiful again – it’s almost unimaginable.”
Rust and Bone is available on DVD now.
Screendaily posted on Monday that the upcoming movie by the Dardenne brothers starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione is titled ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ or ‘Two Days, One Night‘ in English. And here’s the plot synopsis:
Cotillard will play Sandra, who “helped by her husband, has only a weekend to track down her colleagues and convince them to renounce their bonuses so she can keep her job”.
This was unofficial before, then mentioned briefly at Toronto, but now it seems it is confirmed. Marion will be in the Dardenne brothers next film.
Following their excellent drama The Kid with the Bike brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne are developing their follow-up and we’ve got exclusive details on the project. We recently sat down with Luc Dardenne to discuss the evolution of filmmaking using digital technology, the art of character development, the Oscars and their upcoming, currently untitled film.
The Palm d’Or-winning Belgian filmmaker exclusively revealed that Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard had just signed on to play the lead in project. While no details were given about her character, Dardenne expressed a great deal of enthusiasm for the finished script and for their first-time directing Cotillard. The native francophone went on to say, “We are looking forward to collaborating with Marion. We are all big fans of each others work.”
Luc penned the original script alongside his brother and we’re told that the origins of the script stems from a project which the brothers began many years ago, but only last summer came full circle. Other details of the storyline and characters are being kept tightly under wraps. However, given the history of the roles created by the Dardenne brothers, Cotillard is in good hands. While more of the ensemble will be announced soon, we’ve also got word that Belgian actor Fabrizio Rongione (Rosetta, The Kid With the Bike) will co-star with Cotillard in a supporting role.
The film is produced by Les Films du Fleuve and is set to begin shooting early this summer in the Wallonie region of Belgium. We’ll have more details about the untitled production in our conversation with the filmmaker later this week, but in the meantime one can see Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust & Bone, which was co-produced by the Dardenne brothers’ production company.
Credit: Film Stage