SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors
• Source: Variety
SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors
• Source: Variety
UK’s The Guardian quoted great photographers on how they found new ways to shoot some of the world’s most photographed stars.
“We shot Marion Cotillard in Montauk, New York. She was up for an Oscar for La Vie En Rose. An assistant was holding my legs – I was hanging off a cliff. Looking at the photograph, you feel like you’re there. You can taste the wind and smell the ocean. You can see in her eyes how windy it was. All the elements of nature are in this, plus her sincerity and beauty.” – Ryan McGinley
This picture together with over 250 other photographs is featured in the book (448 pages) The New York Times Magazine Photographs, released last Friday.
‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bones) co-star Matthias Schoenarts recently won the Best Actor prize at the Flanders Film Awards in Belgium for his role in ‘Rundskop‘. Cinevox.be interviewed him about his upcoming projects. He revealed that he got the male lead role in Jacques Audiard’s ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ after several auditions and that he’s done 6 weeks of rehearsals with Marion Cotillard in Paris (I’m not sure when those rehearsals took place). Filming will start this month and last 70 days. In the video interview he praises both Jacques Audiard and Marion Cotillard, says that they are geniuses and interesting people. Sadly, I don’t speak Dutch to understand more than that.
[edit Oct 11] Thanks to Helena for a better summary: “He’s saying that there are some people in the world he would make a movie with without reading the script, but he still did read it. And the project looks fantastic. He’s comparing the movie to Bull’s Head. He says he has a lot of respect for Jacques Audiard. He says that he is one of the best directors in the world. He compliments Marion and he says she works with heart and soul.”
Posted by The Telegraph‘s Celia Walden last Thursday in an article about fashion at award shows and style in general:
With French women it’s the poise that grates… I decide this as I watch Marion Cotillard gliding about the Chateau Marmont restaurant in denim hotpants apparently bought from Baby Gap.
Style – as discussed – can be bought, learnt or imposed, intelligence is generally agreed to be a quaint, outmoded value, but poise – you either have it or you don’t. Cotillard has it, and from the way she’s walking around being thin all over the patio, she knows it.
Just as my companion and I – pink with envy – are about to drag our gazes away from the Oscar-winning actress, Cotillard reaches into a Moses basket, retrieves a perfect, Petit Bateau-clad, three-month-old child and starts burping it while ordering coffee and conducting a business meeting. “Maybe it’s not hers,” attempts my friend lugubriously. “Maybe,” I nod. “Maybe.”
After a few French interviews, here’s an article in English about actresses in Hollywood who don’t have English as their first language. Marion Cotillard is mentioned throughout and there seem to be a few new quotes:
• One foot’s in Hollywood, the other’s in Europe, Los Angeles Times, May 11
Thanks to Oliver.G.Byrne I added English translations of two of Marion’s recent in-depth French interviews. Many thanks for your hard work!
• I would have loved to walk the stairs of the festival with Woody Allen, L’Express Styles
• I would love to live a double life, Madame Figaro
Then, the official ‘Midnight in Paris’ website has gone live with a ton of content. Be sure to check it out. Here’s the Spanish Website, the movie opens in Spain on Friday. One of the interesting contents are the production notes:
• Midnight in Paris: About the Production
The production notes reveal quite a large part of the plot so procede with caution if you want to remain spoiler-free. Here some Marion-relevant bits:
About Adriana: “Adriana doesn’t know where she belongs, she is searching for her place. She admires artists because their world is wide and their imagination takes them to some marvelous places. She needs to dream. She has always felt she didn’t belong to the era she lives in and she feels Gil is the same kind of person. She recognizes herself in him.”
Woody Allen about Marion Cotillard: “Marion has got a built-in charism. She makes the most ordinary kind of moments and dialogue sound interesting because she herself is such an interesting movie actress. And she’s got a very lovely and interesting face to look at; I never get tired of looking at it. I also noticed that she’s able to call up any kind of emotion she wants quickly and easily.”
Marion Cotillard about Woody Allen: “Woody Allen is a brilliant man in the way he observes life, people, things,” she says. “You feel a lot of wit, tenderness, and humor.”
And here are some gorgeous new stills of Marion Cotillard as Adriana:
The actual movie was screened this afternoon to the press and later opened the Cannes International Film Festival. As previously posted, Marion Cotillard did not attend the ceremony but Woody Allen had Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Michael Sheen, Lea Seydoux and Adrien Brody at his side. Of course, this means that the reviews started coming in. They generally like the movie for it’s light & fresh feeling, great acting and comic timing as well as beautiful cinematography. However, there are those who think it too light and too much of a tourist ad for Paris. But so far they generally agree on Marion’s contribution in the supporting role of Adriana:
As Adriana, Cotillard again brings a performance you can’t help but be entranced by.
• Rope of Silicon
Beautiful Marion Cotillard has a difficult part to play as Gil’s perfect woman Adriana. She risks being little more than a fetish object – and she’d be a dark, exotic and sexy one – but Cotillard brings a note of dreamy melancholy to her; the soft, unspoken sadness of a woman born out of her time. Though she appears to be living the high life amongst the literati, there’s something missing for Adriana and it gives her an air of mystery. Part personified temptation and part individual with needs of her own, Cotillard is just right.
• Living in Cinema
Cannes opens with a Woody Allen love letter to the French capital, a shallow examination of nostalgia with endearing performances from Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard. … Gil’s ingenuous enthusiasm entrances Picasso’s beautiful mistress Adriana, played with conviction and finesse by Marion Cotillard: they fall in love, but it appears that Adriana is just as discontented with her time period as Gil is with his.
Cotillard is the perfect object of Gil’s romantic and creative dreams
• Hollywood Reporter
But most entrancing of all is the mysterious muse played by Marion Cotillard, who has recently posed for her Spanish painter-beau.
While Inez ignores him, a fetching French dame (Marion Cotillard, once again capitalizing on her classic good looks) worships Gil immediately, recognizing his genius from the first line of his manuscript.
He also falls in love with a an artist groupie, played with an alluring blend of charm and sadness by Marion Cotillard. … Certain moments are breathtakingly lovely: a close-up on Wilson and Cotillard as they dance – literally, a man in love with his fantasy – is one of the most purely romantic images Allen has concocted in years.
Marion Cotillard is luminous as Wilson’s fantasy lover.
Marion Cotillard looks terrific in her 1920s dresses, though is actually given little to do apart from act the romantic muse to the mildly neurotic Gil.
Gil is compelled to return to his nightly, supernaturally swirly walks around the city and falls in love with a mysterious stranger named Adriana (a smoky Marion Cotillard).
• The Playlist
As muse to artists, Marion Cotillard is prickly, playful, and finds even here one of her best roles.
• Le JDD
Marion Cotillard illuminates the movie with her charm.