Marion Cotillard doesn’t think physical beauty is interesting: ‘I don’t need it’

Marion Cotillard

These are photos of Marion Cotillard at the London premiere of Two Days, One Night. The movie has been described by The Guardian as a “Belgian western” where Marion plays the “cowgirl.” It sounds inventive and interesting.

Marion is wearing Dior as always. This dress is very elegant and flattering to Marion. The runway version of the dress is a bit more funky and fun with some ruched stitching on one side of the skirt. Dior has lacked a certain spark since the departure of John Paul Gaultier although Marion doesn’t feel that way. She told Stylist magazine (via Contact Music) that creative director Raf Simons “reinvents his world all the time.” Marion always says, “The way he mixes his very modern vision of clothes and the Dior house is really, really impressive.”

Marion also told Stylist that she doesn’t focus on her looks at all. She doesn’t think being attractive is very interesting: “I’m never really aware because I’m not very interested in it. I don’t need it. Sometimes people I work with read blogs, so I see the occasional thing about myself.” She then added, “It makes me laugh because either way you can’t change anything. It’s not the end of the world if you look like sh-t!

Her attitude on looks is so laid back. Maybe she’s also talking about fashion and not just about beauty. Like, it’s not the end of the world to wear one bad dress on the red carpet. Just own it and move on to the next ensemble. Marion has a very natural beauty, and I appreciate that she hasn’t Botoxed herself like crazy. At the same time, Marion has to know that her stunning looks are a big reason why she’s a successful actress and fashion girl. Of course she probably Googles herself too. You assume that all celebrities have done it at least once.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. kri says:

    Well, she is so lovely it hurts my eyes. One of my favorite ladies. I do take it with a grain of salt though. If she woke up looking like me, she might just “need’ that beauty back!!

  2. in_theory says:

    Easy to say when you ARE beautiful. Also, Hollywood people are obsessed with changing everything about their looks that they don’t like, because they believe they can.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    She’s beautiful. Her boyfriend is beautiful. Their child is beautiful.

    • JC says:

      But of course she would have married that guy or have the career she has hadn’t she looked like she does.

      Of course.

  4. Allie says:

    Of course she can say that, as she’s beautiful. It annoys me to no end when celebrities say similar things. Bitch, please.

    • krastins says:

      THANK YOU. Every scientific study done on the subject shows over and over again that pretty people get hired more often, are less likely to get sick, are more likely to get paid more, etc.

      Check your privilege, Marion

    • tracking says:

      Yes, it’s true. Beauty gets you many things in life. It would be nice to hear a celebrity acknowledge this.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        You know who’s admitted this? Natalie Portman of ALL people. In her Actors Studio interview. I was so surprised that she was so very matter of fact about it. And I honestly appreciate it.

    • Mia V. says:

      Marion, STFU, please.

  5. AlmondJoy says:

    An easy statement for an absolutely GORGEOUS woman to make. The thing I like about her though, is that she seems to possess inner beauty as well.

    • FLORC says:

      She’s demonstrated on several occasions she’s got an attitude to rival Charlize. She builds an image and has people carry out the nasty parts. Not to say they’re doing all the bad stuff without her approval. She just keeps her hands fairly clean. Some of this caught on camera. Some coming from former coworkers that have nothing to gain from sharing the info.

      If you speak or read french you can find even more. She’s not well liked for her entitled attitude and not many top actors wouldn’t work with her over it. Very bad rep, but here I guess we’re a clean slate.

  6. Maria says:

    its like a billionaire saying “you dont need money to be happy”

    as an actor your looks are obviously a huge part, in hollywood even more so. if you are a special kind of ugly you can get certain roles, but the rest is reserved for very beautiful people.

    cant really blame hollywood, its what people want to see. it sells. teen girls wouldnt scream for the boy bands if they were extremely talented ugly guys.

  7. GeeMoney says:

    Maybe she really doesn’t focus on it because… gasp! There are actually people (including celebrities) who really don’t focus their time and energy on their looks. Hell, if more celebrities actually focused their energy on being good actors and less on plastic surgery, maybe less of them would look like s#$% (and maybe more of them would have Oscars, lol).

    And… you don’t have to be beautiful to say something like “I don’t need my beauty”. I’m pretty sure there are plenty of women who don’t look like her who aren’t wrapped up in their looks. You don’t have to be beautiful to not give a crap about looking like a supermodel when you leave the house.

  8. Sue says:

    Galliano, not Gaultier.

  9. lisa2 says:

    She looks a bit like Emma Stone in that second picture.

    I think that when you are someone considered Beautiful then maybe you hear it so much you just don’t think about it the way others expect you to do. I mean I think people who are average looking think about how beautiful people and that they obsess over their looks all the time. I’m not saying it the right way.

    Your looks unless you do something to alter them have nothing to do with you. Genetics. Two strangers came together and you were created. Naturally beautiful people maybe understand that they had nothing to do with the final product; therefore their looks despite what others think is not their first priority.

  10. Bubulle says:

    Come on Marion used to complain because she was only offered pretty chick parts, she knows she is pretty hence her statement.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Agree that it’s easy for her to say, because she’s beautiful and probably always has been. But I don’t think she meant it in a harmful way, and I do believe she probably doesn’t focus too much on it. She never looks like someone who spends hours in hair and makeup before leaving the house, like some famous women do, she always just looks natural and great.

  12. Coqui says:

    I would say that she owes quite a bit to beauty. So she may not need beauty but she sure as hell needs self awareness.

  13. Mrs McCubbins says:

    She has a great figure and she is beautiful. Easy for her to say she doesn’t need it because she already has it.

  14. Gypsy says:

    I agree with her but it’s easy for her to say and believe being a beautiful woman with acceptable Hollywood measurements (face and body).
    Personally I am less interested in the beauty of a male/female actor but more interested in the person’s talent and the person’s gravitas.

  15. Leaflet says:

    Cotilliard is another celeb that’s beginng to annoy the heck out of me. First she says that American women are vulgar based off what one rude and vulgar comedian (Chelsea Handler) said during her shtick of joking. I hate when someone compartmentalizes, and judge harshly, a whole group of people based off one person, or a few people from that specific group. Then she, nonchalantly, says that she doesn’t care about beauty as if it hasn’t been a major contributing factor to the success of her career. Please. Yes, she is a talented actress, but no she did not get there on skill alone as Whoopi Goldberg did. Chick stop.

    • Mel says:

      Come on! did you really believe in that fake article from Star Magazine (aka the Fox News of the magazines)? she never said that!

      • Leaflet says:

        Lmao. Okay, so the story is a fake? Then I’ll withdraw my complaint about that part, but you have to promise to not inject political jokes . You wouldn’t want to start a riot. ;)

  16. Triple Cardinal says:

    It irritates me no end when a physically beautiful woman informs us that she has no regard for physical beauty. Then she heads out for the red carpet dressed in haute couture and made up by a pro.

    I don’t care how bright or talented she is. In my book, her stock just plummeted.

    • Gypsy says:

      She is a very talented actress, but where she’s off-base is the way society treats “certain physical looks”, no matter what she says, even if she was a shop girl a Casting Director would walk past a hundred regular looking shop girls who might have far more talent than her and still choose her, hoping that she also has talent along with her looks.
      In Hollywood it is:
      1. Handsome/beautiful = star
      2. Regular/average looking = character actor
      3. ugly/below average looking = villian
      Number two usually have the most talent as a group.

      • FLORC says:

        There are some very rare, but notable exceptions Gypsy.
        Some stars that aren’t anything in the looks catagory, but have buckets of talent make all 3 of these levels. Even PSH wasn’t a guy many of us would look twice at, but his talent was greater than a villian, character actor or supporting actor. He was a star.

  17. Newyorking says:

    She dresses in Dior much much better than JLaw. I don’t understand why Dior signed JLaw, she is such a bad model for them and wears the worst Dior clothes. Marion looks much much better, as does Charlize. I love Dior and the risks they take with each season, but yes it has lacked a certain spark for a while now.

  18. Jaded says:

    There’s a certain hypocrisy here that Shailene Woodley and many others are guilty of – they decry the focus on beauty and say they don’t really give a damn about it but then off they go capitalizing on their beauty by doing fashion shoots and red carpets and interviews galore that focus directly on their beauty and style. So they’re capitalizing on their God-given gifts but saying it doesn’t matter?? Puhleeze…you know it matters and, along with your acting talent, is a large part of the success you’ve achieved.

  19. tealily says:

    I’ve always thought she was completely gorgeous, but my boyfriend recently commented that he thinks she’s kind of plain and nothing great to look at. Talk about the eye of the beholder!

  20. perplexed says:

    Although I think she’s very naturally beautiful, I assume she must work out and stay slim in order to fit a Hollywood ideal of beauty that will allow her to get roles…

    • Mel says:

      If she wanted to fit a Hollywood ideal of beauty, so she would be anorexic now! that’s the “Hollywood ideal of beauty”! She always looked like that since the beginning of her career!

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think she’s anorexic (which is not what I meant), but she’s 37 and had a child. I would assume she’s doing some kind of weight maintenance. She also doesn’t look flabby and untoned. Therefore, I do think she’s maintaining a certain level of attractiveness. It doesn’t consume her necessarily the way it does with Nicole Kidman, but I don’t think she feels she doesn’t need it either. That’s more what I mean. She might have a healthier sense of what is attractive than the average star, but like the rest of us, I think she probably does care on some level (i.e. she grooms herself and wants to look okay enough when she makes a public appearance).

    • Mel says:

      She’s not anorexic, but she’s not exactly what Hollywood makes us believe that is a “beauty standard”, she has a curvy body. Like I said, she would have to be anorexic to fit Hollywood’s crazy ideal of beauty! but yeah, she must be doing some weight maintenance since her body didn’t change much since 1994:

      Kate Winslet has the same age, height and more or less the same weight of Cotillard and is considered “fat” by Hollywood standards… their ideal of beauty it’s very strange!

      • perplexed says:

        I perhaps used the wrong term in denoting a “Hollywood ideal” (maybe because I would consider her far and way above average in terms of beauty based on her face alone), but if she didn’t perform some kind of weight maintenance to at least appear attractive I don’t think she’d get roles in Hollywood. Plus, she never looks like Helena Bonham Carter on the red carpet.

  21. perplexed says:

    Also, her boyfriend/husband is super-hot. I’m not saying that’s the sole reason she’s attracted to him, but it certainly couldn’t have hurt. To catch her initial attention, I’m sure it helped that he looked the way that he does.

  22. Naddie says:

    She always seems snob and her smiles seem fake.

  23. FrenchLily says:

    I’d like to say that Marion and Guillaume Canet were friends years before being together so I don’t think they love (or even were attracted to) each other for their looks.

  24. DrFunkenstein says:

    This made me nearly choke on my coffee. LOL Right….as long as you ARE beautiful (or rich), you don’t need looks or money. LOL How magnanimous of you!