Brace yourselves for yet another Marion Cotillard gush session. There’s nothing I can do about it, y’all. She is perfection. Okay, so the Oscar-winning French actress (La Vie En Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) is the subject of Time Style & Design‘s fall cover story and her photo shoot is amazing! Click inside for the photos and to read excerpts from the story. Marion talks about growing up, and being the kind of little girl who borrowed from her father’s closet, rather then her mother’s. In that alone, she just got cooler, lol. Love this woman!
I thought I looked good in burgundy, lol! Marion is rocking Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Dries van Noten and Christian Dior, among other designers and she’s making them all look crazy good. Photographer Peter Hapak revisited 1930s Parisian fashion for her look and, naturally, she pulls it all off with fantastic aplomb.
Marion Cotillard for Time Style & Design:
As a child growing up in the bucolic Loire Valley, Marion Cotillard didn’t covet her mother’s high heels. “I wore a lot of my father’s clothes as a kid, even though most of the time it was a disaster,” she says. She once paired a men’s sky blue thermal bodysuit with an orange polka-dot cardigan, black skirt and flats. “As soon as I put my foot in the school building, I thought, My God, what did I do?”
It’s hard to imagine Cotillard, the face of Christian Dior and an Academy Award–winning actress, feeling the same doubts today. She has been a red-carpet darling since collecting her Oscar for the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose in a mermaid-like Jean-Paul Gaultier dress—scales and all—back in 2008. Since then, she has racked up credits with Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh and Christopher Nolan, who cast her in linchpin supporting roles for both Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, while her lead performance in Rust and Bone, in theaters later this fall, generated awards buzz after its Cannes premiere…
Cotillard grew up shy and awkward, she says, but with a strong sense of adventure and a stronger safety net. “We lived in an amazing, creative, free and loving world,” she says of her family: father Jean-Claude, a mime and director; mother Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher; and twin younger brothers. She inherited a talent for the family business, and today, Cotillard never stops working. She arrived on the set of Rust and Bone just four months after giving birth to the now 16-month-old Marcel, her son with French actor and director Guillaume Canet. Since June, she has wrapped Canet’s 1970s Brooklyn crime yarn Blood Ties and James Gray’s as-yet-untitled Ellis Island drama, also starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner.
“By the time I got to the set, Joaquin and everyone had a running joke that Marion was a cyborg, that she never messed up, never faltered, she was always brilliant, every time, every take, every day,” Renner says with a laugh. “She makes everything look easy. Nothing gets under her skin.”
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I could lit’rally stare at this woman all day. It’s awkward. And hearing her fellow cast members rave about her work makes all the sense in the world; I knew she was perfect, lol!
What’d you guys think of the shoot? I really think we’ll be seeing more of Marion Cotillard, as she becomes more and more of a Hollywood fave. And I love that she continues to work in foreign film. You can watch both trailers to her latest film Rust And Bone here.