Marion in these days is in Morocco at the 13th Marrakech International Film. I’ve collected few pictures from yesterday’s Opening Ceremony and the Press Conference which is taking place as we speak. Enjoy them in our gallery.
Public Appearances > 2013 > November 29: 13th Marrakech International Film – Opening Ceremony
Public Appearances > 2013 > November 30: 13th Marrakech International Film – Press Conference
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 MÃ´me’, 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.”
French actress MARION COTILLARD spent her Friday in a cage on the streets of Paris as she joined fellow environmental campaigners to demand the release of 30 Greenpeace protesters incarcerated in Russia.
The so-called Arctic 30 group, which includes two journalists, was arrested in September (13) and charged on suspicion of piracy and hooliganism after holding a demonstration against oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
The jailed activists, who were originally held in the city of Murmansk, were reported on Monday (11Nov13) to have been transported to pre-trial detention centers in St. Petersburg, although officials failed to give a reason for the move, sparking concerns for their safety.
Now Cotillard, an outspoken Greenpeace activist, has added her voice to the cause and taken part in a peaceful demonstration outside the Palais Royal complex in the heart of Paris.
Standing silently inside the cage with other protesters, who were all dressed in red, she held up a plaque which declared: “I am a climate defender”. Others held up posters bearing photos of the jailed activists, calling for their freedom.
The La Vie En Rose star later branded the detention of the Greenpeace campaigners “absolutely absurd and crazy”.
Public Appearances > 2013 > November 15: Greenpeace Event
I finally got my chance to go and add the missing events from 2013 in HQ. Enjoy in our gallery.
Public Appearances > 2013 > May 24 2013: 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival – The Immigrant Photocall
Public Appearances > 2013 > May 24 2013: 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival – The Immigrant Press Conference
Public Appearances > 2013 > May 24 2013: 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival – Crash Magazine Cocktail
Public Appearances > 2013 > May 24 2013: 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival – The Immigrant Premiere
Public Appearances > 2013 > June 29 2013: Global Champion Tour
Public Appearances > 2013 > September 09 2013: Toronto Film Festival – Blood Ties Press Conference
Public Appearances > 2013 > September 09 2013: Toronto Film Festival – Blood Ties Premiere
Public Appearances > 2013 > October 21: ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration
Marion Cotillard says 2013 has been her year of ”prostitution”.
This year has seen the French actress play two prostitutes in both James Gray‘s upcoming drama ‘The Immigrant’ and in thriller ‘Blood Ties’, which was directed by her long-term partner Guillaume Canet.
The star joked: ”[The characters] prostitute themselves in order to survive. Both films took place at around the same time. Between that and the music video shot I for David Bowie, ‘The Next Day’, this year has kind of been my year of prostitution!”
Marion insists she wasn’t nervous about taking orders from her boyfriend on the ‘Blood Ties’ set and even found the experience enjoyable.
She explained: ”We communicate. We inspire each other. Actually, it was me who had the idea that Monica, my character, could be Italian. Guillaume thought it was a good idea. That was before I remembered I can’t speak a word of Italian…”
Marion – who is best-known for her Oscar-winning performance as legendary French singer Edith Piaf in ‘La Vie En Rose’ – has always fallen in in love with her on-screen alter-egos, no matter how unlikeable they may be.
She told France’s Le Figaro newspaper: ”I have never been confronted with a character that I don’t like.
”There were some aspects of Piaf’s nature that I liked less than others: she couldn’t stand being alone and would do some questionable things. But when I played her, I ended up loving her completely.”
She was unveiled as the latest in a long and rich line of celebrities to model for Christian Dior way back in 2008.
Five years have passed since her first advertising campaign for the Lady Dior handbag range but Marion Cottilard still exudes the same poise and elegance in her latest, courtesy of two newly released shots.
The French actress participates in a new campaign by photographer Tim Walker, who captured the actress showcasing two new bags from the Lady Dior range.
In the first, Marion wears a cobalt blue shift from the French fashion house’s Resort 2014 collection by designer Raf Simons as she stands in front of a white wall smeared with matching blue paint.
With her hair slicked back across her head and a blood red slash of lipstick providing an additional splash of colour,
Marion looks stunning as she stands with her hands placed firmly on her hips, a blue and green paint box bag hanging from her right wrist.
In the second shot canary yellow dominates, with Marion seated on a paint splattered table, her hair neatly parted and pushed to the side while she offers Walker a smouldering look, a yellow and amber Dior bag by her side.
The striking new shots will be printed in the Japanese edition of Vogue on October 28 before being given their US launch in Vanity Fair two days later.
Marion – a self-confessed advocate of the French brand – was the first person to wear a garment from the new resort collection when she attended the Cannes Film Festival in one of Raf Simon’s creations, a 60’s inspired dress.
Taking more than eight hours to manufacture the Lady Dior handbag consists of 100 different components, with its distinctive pattern said to be inspired by Napoleon II couture chairs used during the very first Christian Dior show in 1947.
The brand has previously opened up about their love for Cotillard in a statement published last year.
‘She has been the face of the Lady Dior bag since 2008, the epitome of an sophisticated and vibrant woman,’ it read.’
On Monday the Oscar-winner shone in an off-the-shoulder gown when she attended the Elle 20th Annual Women in Hollywood event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.