Léa has been interviewed for many Japanese websites and magazines since “Farewell, My Queen” debuted in Tokyo a couple of months ago. We have interviews for SHOT Magazine, The Fashion Post, France-Jp.net and Elle Japan.
Young French actress Lea Seydoux from ‘Farewell, My Queen’ talks about herself and the upcoming film. ‘Farewell, My Queen’ starts showing in Japan from December 15.
What is ‘Farewell, My Queen’ about? What kind of character did you play?
I played Sidonie Laborde, a girl who serves Marie Antoinette by reading out loud to her. She was an unknown figure, but she did exist. The writer, Chantal Thomas, created the original story of ‘Farewell, My Queen’ based on materials preserved in Versailles and through her imagination.
What do you think is particularly good about the film?
It’s really interesting seeing the story unfold inside the court, including the details about the Queen’s personal life. The servants’ lives are also very well depicted.
What kind of actress would you like to be?
I would like to be a chameleon-like actress who can play a variety of roles. But for this, I need to be focused and be confident about myself.
More on: The Fashion Post
Léa Seydoux and Benoit Jacquot for France-Jp.net
Léa for SHOT Magazine