Marion Cotillard: her secrets about the “great insurance” of her companion, Guillaume Canet

Marion Cotillard has once again trusted the talents of director Guillaume Canet for his Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire. The actress opens up about the way she looks at her companion since her debut behind the camera.

The mission was daunting. And according to Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet pulled it off with flying colors. By attacking the Asterix and Obelix franchise, Guillaume Canet probably did not know where he was setting foot. It is therefore with a candid and childish look that the director embarked on this crazy adventure. And no matter what difficulties he may have encountered, it was out of the question not to put into image the immense barnum he had imagined. However, this did not make him a tyrannical or angry director. Far from there. This is confirmed by his companion, Marion Cotillard, who had already filmed under his direction four times before repeating the experience for this Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire where she plays Cleopatra.

Guillaume distills something deeply human in his way of approaching stories. It allows its actors to inventhe is very committed to the creation of each role“, assures the actress in the columns of Madame Figaro this Friday, January 20. Moreover, she is the first to have benefited from it. Since in addition to her role as Queen of Egypt, Marion Cotillard takes on another character. “I had a lot of fun creating this character and I had lucky that Guillaume gives me carte blanche“, rejoices the person concerned. Invested so that his characters are as complete as possible and that this allows the actors to be as fair as possible, the director “will always seek to trace the emotional journey of each character. Psychology is his priority, even in a comedy“, details the mother of her two children.

Guillaume Canet, “at the height of this immense project”

She who witnessed Guillaume Canet’s first steps behind the camera, witnessing his successes as well as his failures, carries a tender and proud look on his companion. “I found him very serene on the set of Asterix and Obelix, when he threw himself into a gigantic machine and had to brave innumerable difficulties, in particular meteorological“, she explains. And to add: “Guillaume had great confidence and rose to the height of this huge project, he mastered his set admirably and knew exactly what he was doing“. Verdict of the Oscar-winning actress? He succeeded with a master hand to make a very lively popular family film.“Words that will touch the heart of the person concerned.

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