As previously announced Marion Cotillard was the guest when Laurent Weil presented Trailers for upcoming movies on December 28, 2013. As it turned out the interview was conducted during the Marrakech Film Festival just after Marion Cotillard had presented ‘Public Enemies‘ on Jemaa El Fna square, an experience she’s always dreamed about ever since hearing other people talk about it when she came to the festival before.
Then she talked about ‘Terre des ours‘, she loves documentaries and was at first hesitant to accept being the voice because she usually prefers the visuals in documentaries to speak for themselves. But she really loves how ‘Terre des ours‘ shows a place of this world where nobody goes and these sublime animals that are adversely affected by humans. So if this movie moves just one person to learn more or to help preserve this world she’s happy. Laurent Weil joked that this would be the first movie her son could watch, Marion laughed but said that she sometimes thinks of how Johnny Depp’s career changed when he had kids and she sometimes would like to make a movie just for kids.
After a couple of trailers Marion Cotillard talked about her experience of shooting ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ (Two Days, One Night) with the Dardenne brothers. The movie is similar to their previous films in tone and genre and it was one of Marion’s greatest experiences as an actress. Their movies have some of the strongest moments she has ever seen in films and so she wanted to ask them about everything. She would have done anything for them. But even though she loves working with great cineasts she wouldn’t say this is an important criteria since it’s just amazing to have the opportunity to go from one cinematic universe to another.
After some more trailers they talked about the upcoming ‘Macbeth‘, for which she was in full preparation even though having taken out time to be part of the jury at the Marrakech Film Festival. She repeated that she had always believed to be one day portraying Lady M after playing her at drama school, however she thought it would take place on stage and in French.
Later, Laurent Weil asked her about the lack of comedies on her CV. She said she loves comedies but doesn’t think she has achieved the level of authenticity necessary for comedies yet or that the little bit of comedy she’s done is any good. (Interestingly, they don’t mention her cameo appearance in ‘Anchorman 2‘ even though later on the trailer was shown. People have praised her cameo by the way.)
Watch the full video on Canal Plus or just the interview bits below:
220 TV Shows > Sorties prevues – 2013
After adding missing pictures from the years 1998 to 2000 in the public appearance section, I now also added those from 2001 and 2002. Additionally, Sofia has added some rare HQ pics from these years as well. It was the time when she was promoting ‘Les jolies choses‘ (Pretty Things), ‘Une femme piegée‘ and ‘Une affaire privée‘ (A Private Affair). In 2002 she also received her second César nomination (for ‘Les jolies choses‘).
001 8ème Trophées du Film français, January 29, 2001
001 Paris Film Festival, March 30, 2001
001 Paris Film Festival – Closing Ceremony, April 3, 2001
002 Cathy Guetta Birthday Party, April 26, 2001
002 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Photocall – 27th Deauville American Film Festival, September 2, 2001
002 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – 27th Deauville American Film Festival, September 2, 2001
001 27th Deauville American Film Festival – Jury Photocall, September 3, 2001
002 27th Deauville American Film Festival – Autographing bottles of Moet & Chandon, September 9
001 ‘Grégoire Moulin contre l’humanité’ Premiere, October 16, 2001
001 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – Bordeaux, October 21, 2001
001 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – La Provence, October 25, 2001
006 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – Paris , November 6, 2001
003 Cartier Party – Launch of new ‘Delices’ Collection, November 8, 2001
001 Launch of new ‘Giorgio Armani’ Collection, November 23, 2001
003 Unknown Event, December 2001
002 ‘Gant d’Or’ Evening at Planet Hollywood, December 9, 2001
001 Evening ‘Fascination Diamonds’ by L’Officiel, early 2002
013 27th César Awards – Nominees Déjeuner, February 8, 2002
003 Launch of Helena Rubenstein’s new Make-Up Line, February 12, 2002
002 Birthday Party, February 26, 2002
003 27th César Awards, March 2, 2002
007 Paris Fashion Week – Armani Collection Autumn/Winter, March 11, 2002
004 Prix de la Fondation Lucien Barriere, March 20, 2002
003 55th Cannes Film Festival – ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Premiere, May 21, 2002
002 55th Cannes Film Festival – Georgio Armani Party, March 21, 2002
003 Opening of Celio Boutique, May 31, 2002
005 18th Fête du Cinéma – Press Conference, June 5, 2002
005 Evening by Motorola, June 6, 2002
007 2nd Marrakech International Film Festival – Opening Ceremony, September 18, 2002
004 2nd Marrakech International Film Festival, September 19, 2002
001 2nd Marrakech International Film Festival – Traditional Ceremony, September 22, 2002
001 Cocktail Jaguar, around October 2002
002 ‘Les routes de mes parfums’ Book Launch, October 4, 2002
003 Paris Fashion Week – Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Fashion Collection, October 7, 2002
001 Opening of Kenzo Boutique, October 7, 2002
001 ‘Le Limier’ Dress Rehearsal, October 19, 2002
005 ‘Jackie Kennedy, les années Maison Blanche’ Exhibition Opening, November 18, 2002
003 Evening by Town Hall of St Geran, Île Maurice, November 19, 2002
002 Fashion Christmas Trees by designers, December 19, 2002
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.