Marion Cotillard covers Vogue’s ‘Age Issue’, gives hints about ‘TDKR’

Marion Cotillard scored her second American Vogue cover for the August issue, “The Age Issue.” Marion is 36 years old, so I guess she’s there to represent women in their 30s… which isn’t so bad, considering who Vogue could have gone with. The photos by Peter Lindbergh are very pretty – not incredibly exciting, but it’s difficult to take a bad photo of Marion, and she’s gorgeous in every single shot. Marion scored the cover because of her supporting part in The Dark Knight Rises… which is very weird to me. I wonder why Anne Hathaway didn’t get the cover of Vogue to support the film? Annie’s barely been on any magazine covers to promote TDKR. Weird. Anyway, Vogue doesn’t seem to be putting their full cover profiles online anymore, so here are the only highlights available:

She’s a bohemian activist and an Academy Award-winning actress; she’s a muse to Christian Dior and mom to one-year-old Marcel; she’s the indie reine of French cinema with Hollywood under her spell; and in August, she appears on the cover of Vogue’s Age Issue.

The many sides of Marion Cotillard converge in Peter Lindbergh’s photographs and Tom Shone’s profile, which together portray the irresistibly glamorous 36-year-old at a particularly transformative time in her life. Sure, she won the Best Actress Oscar for her extraordinary performance as one of the most extraordinary performers—Édith Piaf—of the last century. And sure, she’s had parts custom made to put her striking talents to the test, from La Vie En Rose to her upcoming blockbuster star turn in this month’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Cotillard, however, happens to be rounding out a year in which she not only learned to speak Polish (for James Gray’s still-untitled movie) and swim without the use of her legs (for Jacques Audiard’s upcoming Rust and Bone), but one in which she gave birth to her son (with French actor-director boyfriend Guillaume Canet) and was back on set almost immediately, to play the eco-businesswoman who lures a grieving Batman out of his Batcave.

“She’s Superwoman,” says director Christopher Nolan, who was so intent on Cotillard costarring in his film that he adjusted his $250 million production schedule around her delivery hospital dates.

But there are multiple dimensions to every superheroine, as our cover story reveals. The daughter of an actress and a mime, growing up in suburban Paris, a young and incredibly shy Cotillard memorized American movies—from Singin’ in the Rain to Poltergeist—immersive habits that have stuck (“I was in a very, very special state the whole shoot and even after,” she says of playing Piaf).

These days, whether chasing Marcel through Central Park, dodging the French press with Canet (her “Gallic Brangelina” other half), or seeing her own dark masked face rise on billboards in Times Square, Marion Cotillard has to confess: “I’ve never been more exhausted. But I’ve never had more energy. This is the paradox of being happy. That’s where it comes from.”

[From Vogue]

“To play the eco-businesswoman who lures a grieving Batman out of his Batcave…?” First of all, how Freudian. Second of all, WTF? There were rumors that Marion was playing Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in the first Nolan-Batman film). But from the beginning, Marion’s character name was called “Miranda Tate” and the hints as to her character basically made it seem like Miranda and Bruce Wayne have some business meetings together and they might have sex. But what about Catwoman, y’all?!?! Doesn’t Batman get it on with Catwoman? Does Bruce Wayne have one lover and Batman has another? Batslut, more like.

Photos courtesy of Peter Lindbergh/VOGUE. Slideshow here.

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  1. Mia 4S says:

    Hey stop slut-shaming Batman, that’s uncalled for! LOL!

    My guess is he has some sort of a relationship with both of them. Sort of falls for the good girl, but the bad girl turns out to be his true love. Although considering he got zero loving in the first two movies, he deserves some action!

    • amelia says:

      I cracked up at Batslut ^^ totally stealing that.
      I thought she was meant to be Talia as well, apparently there was a big press hoo-ha about a little girl in the film spilling the beans about something.
      Speaking of beans being spilt, if any of you see the article about AH on Letterman, do not, and I repeat DO NOT read it because there is a whopping (albeit unconfirmed) spoiler in it.
      Kind of off topic, but I love how Marion hasn’t messed with her face. She’s totally natural yet incredibly beautiful.

  2. Lindy says:

    Damn, she looks amazing in these photos! They styled her really well-she’s always very pretty, but that velvet blue blazer is stunning.

  3. Reece says:

    Hey Batman/Bruces’s got to have something to fight for. *snort*
    Besides Batman and Catwoman have on-again off-again flirtatious snarky, quippy, bitchy…thing. They never get it straight.

    I want those shoes!

  4. Lucy2 says:

    She is so beautiful, and a good actress too. Looking forward to seeing her in this film.

  5. Nessa says:

    She is stunningly beautiful to me. Like, seriously… Unbelievable!

  6. Vera says:

    Eco-businesswoman….is she Poison Ivy??!

  7. Chicagogurl17 says:

    I am in love with those black and gold heels. Who makes them?

    I think Nolan is just madly in love with her and wants her in everything (understood!). It doesn’t sound as though there’s a point to her part just yet.

  8. lily says:

    oh god she’s so gorgeous !!!

  9. Amy says:

    She and Guillaume Canet have GOT to be the hottest couple alive. So beautiful/sexy — both of them.

  10. TG says:

    She is so beautiful and a good actress, she is my french Maggie Gyllenhaal, I just love to watch them on camera. Okay, now for the bitchy and superficial part. I don’t like bumps and things on people’s faces. I wish she would get that removed. I had to endure 10 years of SJP with something like that on her face on Sex and The City and she finally removed it for the final and terrible movie. I just try to pretend it isn’t there.

  11. To-Go says:

    Anne isn’t on many covers now, because she’s saving the big ones for her Oscar campaign starting this fall.

  12. Lisa says:

    There are *so* many rumors, possible spoilers, etc. about this film along with impossibly high expectations for it. As a result, I’m kind of over it before it’s even come out.

    I’ll still see it, and in IMAX, but I tend to do better when movies aren’t promoted so much. I know not everyone’s that way, but one thing TDKR’s publicity campaign has taught me is that less is more.

    • Eve says:

      Once you’ve seen it, watch out before stating your opinion out loud (in case it isn’t super positive):

      There were threads on IMDb saying he should be killed, his wife and children raped. I reported both the comments and the OPs (original posts). Not sure if they were removed.

      Another reviewer (from Associated Press) gave it a 2 out of 5. It has yet to be added to Rottentomatoes, but they’re already bashing her on IMDb boards because she is…well, a woman.

      I’m telling you: Twihards, Bieliebers, Fanistons, Brangeloonies…they’re tame compared to enraged Nolanites.

      • Mia 4S says:

        No one pays any attention to fanboys, they are what they are and the commenters are mostly trolls.. Now Samuel L Jackson going after the critic that gave Avengers a bad review? That was pathetic. He’s a professional, he should have shown more class.

      • lily says:

        I like Nolan’s film, but seriously his hardcore fans are just … “shakinghead”

      • Eve says:

        @ Mia 4S:

        Why did you have to bring The Avengers into this? Because you know I’m a Marvel/Avengers fan? What makes you think I’m ok with what Jackson did?

        But if you want to talk about unprofessional actors, how about Matthew Modine who dissed The Avengers on his official Twitter? Saying things like “Batman could rip Iron Man’s head off and shit on his neck” and “Scarlett Johansson has nothing (compared to Hathaway)? He may have been joking (or I hope he was), but that was a HORRIBLE way of attracting the fanboys attention and promote his movie.

        And people DO pay attention to fanboys, they are a large portion of comic book movies fanbase anyway — and are, in many ways, responsible for creating the hype for a movie and word of mouth once it’s released.

        Now, it’s really interesting that you get defensive, try to justify their behaviour, then proceed to behave almost exactly like the Nolanites on IMDb do towards anyone who DARES to say anything remotely negative about one of the most childish, most aggressive fans in the whole f*cking world.

        If you do not consider yourself one of these fans, then you should have no reason to defend them — because people who go on and trash a woman, saying she shouldn’t be allowed to write a review because she’s a woman, or that she should be skinned alive are indefensible.

      • Lisa says:

        TBH, I didn’t know about any of this stuff with Modine & SLJ. However, Modine’s comments sound like a slightly more explicit version of something one of the guys (probably Raj) on The Big Bang Theory would say when they were hanging out in the comic book store. Or like something my brother might have said when we were kids and he was trying to persuade me Batman was infinitely superior to Superman, etc.

        Eve, thanks for the links, but I’m just not going to visit them. It’s not worth it to me to get wrapped up in the drama. I’m interested in TDKR for its entertainment and artistic (such as it is, ahem) value, and I’d rather just focus on that, and I’d really rather make my own decision about the movie than read a bunch of reviews. If I read the reviews, I’ll go in with too many specific expectations, and my experience won’t be as good.

      • Eve says:

        @ Lisa:

        My bad. I thought you might be interested.

        But this (one last) link is safe, I promise. Rottentomatoes shut down the comments section for TDKR, and posted this (to explain why). At least they took some action.–_this_is_why_we_cant_have_nice_things/

      • Lisa says:

        @ Eve: no worries. I really do appreciate the links. I just realized that I prefer to have a bit more of a blank slate before I go into movies, especially one that I’m at least somewhat hoping to enjoy.

        Re: the RT post about the commenting policy, I appreciate the link and what the author said. Thank you.

      • Lisa says:

        @ Eve: I have to admit to having read the first sentence of one review, and I found it to be one of the most awesome first sentences I’ve read in a while.

        “When we last saw Batman, he of the tight black suit and chronic need for a lozenge, the Caped Crusader was fleeing into the night, the fuzz in hot pursuit.”

    • Eve says:

      Oh, update:

      The bashing has begun. I was thinking about (maybe) giving TDKR a chance (for Cillian Murphy — I LOVE him), but because of these idiotic die-hard fans, I won’t.

      • Lisa says:

        Eve, Yes, there are some really serious Nolan fans out there. It seems like people get wayyy more obsessed with things now than they used to, but maybe my perception is off.

        I can’t believe people would be so upset with a reviewer/commenter as to call for personal harm to come to her/him … my goodness. It’s a MOVIE REVIEW, people!! Have some perspective! We’re all entitled to our opinions, and though I’m no film expert, I did take some film classes in college. I learned a great deal about movies, and as a result, I can often appreciate films I don’t necessarily like, but at the same time, I am rarely really impressed by movies anymore, and I can understand why critics seem the same way.

        My approach with TDKR is just to avoid reading any reviews, spoilers, rumors, etc., because that’s the only way I can go in and watch the movie without my expectations being even more clouded than they already are.

      • Eve says:

        @ Lisa:

        The man (first one to post a negative review) had to take the review down from his website (by the way, on RottenTomatoes, they’re bragging about that) — you can still see it on The Huffington Post though (link below). He had to remove it from his website because the amount of people who were posting there was so massive it crashed the site. However, I saw someone on IMDb inviting other fans to “DDOS” his site — I’m not sure if they did that. I reported it (the thread) and it was removed.

        So, I assume that you’re not supposed to write a negative review of TDKR. Even a positive review (3 stars, therefore “fresh” on RT) was bashed because she (from wasn’t praising everything in the movie and didn’t call it a masterpiece.

  13. bns says:

    Another boring Vogue shoot. She is stunning, though.

  14. mar says:

    she is my PERFECT woman. Smart, sexy, natural, unique.

    I LOVE HER!!!!!!

  15. foozy says:

    stunning and talented. love marion. on t’aime bcp a monaco!!!!!! vive marion!!!

  16. Cherry says:

    ‘She’s a bohemian activist’? What does that even mean?

  17. Kosmos says:

    YES..she has real beauty, style and class, too, unlike some others I could think of who are just trying to make a name for themselves. I love women who don’t have to look trashy in order to get attention, and also women who aren’t always trying to get attention. I hope skankiness goes out of style.

  18. Vivian says:

    I prefer her to AH any day and yep want that coat and shoes!! As for Batman, I love the series thus far and want to be surprised so I avoid reading about the movie and hopes that AH doesn’t kill the movie for me.

  19. hmm says:

    Why do they feel the need to photoshop the face of such a BEAUTIFUL woman?! She has beautiful skin, but still they blur and clone the crap out of her face.

    Why Vogue, Why??

  20. stop the madness says:

    I love Marion. I can’t wait to see her in TDKR.

  21. Bec says:

    Totally love her. She is one of my favorite actresses. So incredibly talented but then stunningly beautiful on top of it. Plus she always sounds intelligent, soulful and down-to-earth in interviews. A real woman.

  22. Nina says:

    She’s really pretty but too young to be the cover girl of their “Age Issue”.