In your new movie "Nine", you embody your dream by becoming the heroine of a musical?
Marion Cotillard, "Absolutely, it's a dream come true. When I was a kid I loved musicals. However, I was convinced that it was not possible for a French actress to make an American musical . When Rob called me to audition for "Nine "I almost fainted. I am so lucky to have played in this film.
You always said you don't want to live in Hollywood or you invest more in the United States. It's hard to believe you after your movies with Johnny Depp and now with all these stars in "Nine." Have you changed your mind?
Marion Cotillard, "When I choose to shoot a movie, it's for two reasons. Firstly, the story, then for the director. If my blood begins to boil, I immediately need to participate in this project regardless of whether it is in France, in Hollywood or China. To tell you, all my favorite movies as a kid were always American films. "
Marion Cotillard, "As a Kid, I was a fan of Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers and, of course, musicals. My favorite movie is "Annie." Obviously, I am French and I love French cinema. My parents always took me to see American films and also of course all the works of Jacques Tati. "
In "Nine," you play the role of a woman betrayed and abused. In life, how do you react to betrayal and infidelity?
Marion Cotillard, "I must admit that I have certainly and unintentionally betrayed some friends . In the past, I have been betrayed by friends. For me, infidelity is something that just goes against the respect. Every human being has the right and duty to be respected. While everyone may have some reasons for being unfaithful, everyone must respect others. "
Turn with Nicole Kidman, Sophia Lauren, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, so ... a kind of war of egos. No?
Marion Cotillard, "No, because we all started from nothing We have to start and learn to sing and dance. "
With hindsight, how did you feel about the success of "La Vie en Rose"?
Marion Cotillard, "This film has totally changed my life. When you play an important character as Edith Piaf in a feature film, it completely disrupts your life. You learn a lot about yourself but also others. This success, I've never expected or even hoped. My only dream was always to be an actress and I really did not expect this "
Now, you awash in rewards and you are requested by all the major directors and producers of this world. Do you like living a fairy tale?
Marion Cotillard, "Yes, today I live a fairy tale and it is not ready to stop. Not even in my wildest dreams, I thought that one day I could live such a rich and vibrant life. Shoot with actors like Johnny Depp in "Public Enemies" or Nicole Kidman and Daniel Day Lewis in "Nine" is almost a miracle. About my awards (Oscar, Golden Globe ...), they are still with me in Paris, don't worry, my cat keeps an eye on them. (Laughs)
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