on November 15, 2012 - 12:23pm
Marion Cotillard graces the cover of W Magazine's December 2012 Issue wearing an elegant Christian Dior Haute Couture belted cashmere coat paired with Dior jewels and Atsuko Kudo gloves. For her accompanying editorial, photographed by Tim Walker, the 37-year-old is featured wearing sexy looks from Gaultier Paris and Chanel Haute Couture. Inside, The Dark Knight Rises star talks about her Oscar experience, acting inspirations and to seeing her first movie ever.
Marion on her inspiration to become an actor: “Both my parents were actors, and their favorite was Charlie Chaplin. My mother’s favorite actress was Greta Garbo.”
Marion on the first movie she ever saw: Fantasia. The dancing hippopotamus made an impression on me. And, of course, E.T. I went totally mad in the theater. I was almost pulling my hair out when they took E.T. away. That’s a deep memory of anger, despair, and pain. They had to get me out of the theater. I was screaming."
Marion on whether it's more difficult to do a death scene or sex scene: "Definitely a sex scene. I hate sex scenes. The body is so important in this movie, but I hate being naked onscreen. It’s very weird to imagine how a person would have sex. It cannot be your way. Otherwise, it would be super uncomfortable and overly intimate. Everyone has a way to have sex, so a character does too. I mean, kissing is very powerful. You feel something, you know? It’s really intense to kiss as another person."
Marion on her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses…I love actresses. I love them! When there’s a movie without an actress in it, I miss something. Without a woman, it’s not the same.”
Here are a few photos from the upcoming feature. What do you think of Marion's cover? Marion's new movie Rust and Bone hits theaters on November 23rd and is already garnering Oscar buzz.
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
Image Source: W Magazine