These are all photos of Marion Cotillard at the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco over the weekend. There’s no need to do an exhaustive fashion post, mostly because Marion is a Dior Girl and she wore three major Dior ensembles to various events in Marrakech. I don’t really have a favorite – the dotted full-length gown is okay and I do like the horizontal-striped dress, but the third look is hideous. That netting or whatever on the skirt is just awful. As I said, all of the looks are Dior and they make me sort of miss John Galliano.
Marion has a new interview with Elle France and the quotes sound… more cognizant than I’m used to from Marion. It’s not that I think Marion is a dumb bunny (she’s not), it’s just in interviews, she comes across as a total space cadet, which could totally be a language problem (in all fairness). In this piece, Marion is discussing the fragility of actors and how she fell in love with America:
Marion Cotillard believes many actors suffer from substance abuse issues because they are ”fragile creatures”.
The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ actress thinks that some of her contemporaries give in to the allure of booze and illegal highs because they are looking for an escape from their stressful careers.
When asked why she thinks so many actors succumb to alcohol and drugs, Marion said: ”Actors are fragile creatures. The wider the gap, the more vulnerable we are. Any form of escape can seem good. You have to navigate through the different emotions because you’re placed in tough positions as an actor. Everything we give in a performance can come back to torture.”
The 38-year-old French star has also revealed her profession has led her to become enthralled with the ideals of the ‘American Dream’ – which is the ideal that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve prosperity and success.
Marion lived in New York for a brief period to learn English and while she was in ‘The Big Apple’ she fell in love with the way of life in the USA and the ideas Americans hold dear.
Speaking the latest French issue of ELLE magazine, she said: ”In a certain respect, yes (I love the American dream). And I love their language. Three years before ‘La Môme’, I came to New York to take an English language course with Berlitz. I didn’t become an actress with the aim of having a career in the US, my dream didn’t have any geographical boundaries, but just after filming Tim Burton’s ‘Big Fish’, I was looking forward to speaking the language fluently because my poor English from my school days was a problem on set. This love of English comes from my childhood, I grew up on American culture. Their music, cinema and literature were part of me.”
The “fragility of actors” thing… I mean, obviously, it’s real. Many actors are very fragile and emotional and full of all the feelings, and maybe that is why so many of them have drug and alcohol problems. But my knee-jerk reaction to this whole “acting is so hard and emotionally draining” argument is still a major eye-roll. An actor’s life is not life or death! I would like to know Emma Thompson’s thoughts on this subject.
As for Marion’s love for America… I actually love stories like this. I can’t help it, I’m the daughter of an immigrant! I love naturalization stories and stories about foreign travelers who come to America and fall in love with The Dream and the music and the people. I’m a sap for that stuff.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.