Here is another beautiful feature about Léa in V Magazine n°86 which will be on newsstands very soon. You can read the article here. It is accompanied by some beautiful pictures shooted at Léa’s house in Paris. Plus I’ve added a new cover for Stella Magazine to the gallery.
There are a lot of reasons to like the 28-year-old French actress Léa Seydoux. In no particular order, here are the top four:
1) She doesn’t give a shit about looking hot.
Seydoux, who grew up in Paris and is the face of Prada’s most heavily marketed perfume, Candy (originally appearing in iconic ads lensed by Jean-Paul Goude), shows up to our meeting in a 10th arrondissement café wearing a rumpled tweedy pullover, too-short gray sweatpants with elastic cuffs, black ankle socks, a pair of puffy white Nikes with hot pink trim, a black wool topcoat, and a wide-brimmed black hat. It is common these days to hear actresses with fashion company contracts say, as Seydoux does, guilelessly, “I am really not that focused on my appearance.” But few of them put their money where their mouth is when being interviewed for a magazine sure to describe their outfit. When Seydoux says “I like to buy clothes and be stylish, but I have this big distance with fashion,” I can see that she means it, even though she is a convincing model, both in Prada finery and in much skimpier attire, like what she wore (or didn’t) for last month’s relaunch of French skin mag Lui.
Interview Magazine featured both stars of “Blue is The Warmest Color” Léa and Adèle in their latest issue. The interview is worth reading and the black and white editorial that comes along is magnificent. Check them out!
WOLFF: When you won the award at Cannes, it was practically simultaneous to gay marriage winning approval in France after a lengthy battle. Do you think the film is ultimately a political statement?
SEYDOUX: Yeah, it’s a very good coincidence and I think the coincidence took place because this film is very modern. It’s not militant but it’s engaged. It should be normal to tell a story about two women.
Great news! It has been announced that Léa has been cast in a new English-language film: “Lobster“. It will be directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and it looks like she will have some really talented co-stars including Jason Clarke, Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman.
Deadline describes the plot as an “unconventional love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life and death.” The production is eyeing a March 2014 start. Source
You can also read a new article on ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour‘ published in the LA Times with a beautiful set of pictures of both Léa and Adèle that accompany it.
In an interview together in Los Angeles in September, the actresses said they both knew of Kechiche’s unusual production process and were excited by it, even if giving themselves over to him entirely was a challenge.
“He really has his own way of making films,” said Seydoux. “I knew that with this process you can go very far in the intimacy and the emotions.” Read More
And for spanish speaking fans, you can read a very interesting interview with Léa about ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour‘ or ‘La Vida de Adele‘ in the online version of El País here.
Here it is! The first official trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson has been released yesterday. Léa is part of the cast and she’s in the trailer too, you just have to pay attention to a certain maid around minute 0:55. Can you spot her? Watch the