“I don’t pay much attention to magazine covers. One day, there’ll be slack times in my career. It’s unavoidable, because success is temporary. Which is why you have to stay focused on this very taxing job”.
“I don’t like comfort zones. Having never had any drama training, I don’t really have a technique, so I’m continually learning new things. I like being frightened, and always having to start from scratch.”
“I am about life. I surround myself with beautiful things. I work hard to have a better life. This job helps me achieve that through the people I meet. I’m lucky – not to have been a cover girl – but to have been able to meet all these people, to live these adventures and travel so comfortably. But despite that, it’s still difficult. Nothing comes easily. Everything I‘ve earned is down to me, and no one else”.
“I get a buzz from speaking another language, and filming abroad in conditions like these gives makes me feel part of the adventure. It’s very exotic!”
“It’s a necessity for actors to feed on experience and to live in fear of losing the plot”.
“I have ambitions for my love life, and I’m an optimist. I’d love to experience a beautiful love story!”
“I basically got into all this to avoid having office hours, I liked the idea that you’d work really hard for certain periods of time, then not do anything for ages. But it didn’t work out like that. All I ever seem to be doing is working.”
“Yes, and tonight I’m a cupcake” (She joked while wearing the famous apricot colored dress designed by Jean Paul Gaultier in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival).
“When I was a kid I used to go very often to America. I went to summer camp and I grew up with American young girls, so I know the American culture and it’s part of the way of my culture… It was really difficult in the beginning, the young girls were not open, laughing at me a little. [But] my father wanted me to learn English. Now he is like ‘You are in ‘Mission Impossible’! You can thank me!
“For a long time I was obsessed with fairy tales, so this is a dream…yes, I wanted to be a princess”.
“I’m not obsessed to work in America, but I want to be able to do very different things… When I did ‘Mission Impossible,’ when I worked with Tarantino, and — no, Ridley Scott is not American — but I really like to play in English, and America, Hollywood, is the land of cinema.”
“I think that nudity is beautiful. Sometimes it can be awful, but when it’s beautiful? Cinema is the art about reality; it’s art from reality. In French we say l’art de la realite. You show reality, so you have to show bodies.”