How did you meet the Dardenne brothers? We met briefly in Belgium, on the set of Jacques Audiardʼs Rust and Bone; a very short meeting, between two elevators. I was slightly in awe, as I have always admired them so much… A few months after Rust and Bone was released my agent called me and said that Luc and Jean-Pierre wanted to offer me a part. I couldnʼt believe it.
Dans quelles circonstances avez-vous rencontré les frères Dardenne ? Nous nous étions croisés en Belgique, sur le tournage de « De rouille et d’os », de Jacques Audiard. Une brève rencontre, entre deux ascenseurs. J’étais très impressionnée car je les ai toujours beaucoup admirés… Quelques mois après la sortie de « De rouille et d’os », mon agent m’a appelée pour me dire que Luc et Jean-Pierre voulaient me proposer
Before you met him, what did you think of James Gray as a filmmaker? I had seen Little Odessa because of the wonderful Tim Roth. I immediately responded to the visceral relationship that James has with his characters and the stories he tells. It’s very important to me to feel that telling that particular story is a matter of life or death for a director, and I could immediately tell