PARIS – Marion Cotillard has been acting since she was seven, now at the age of 43, this giant of modern French cinema said in an interview with EFE Thursday that she has finally learned to leave the characters she plays behind.
Cotillard sat down with EFE to talk about her latest film, “Ismael’s Ghosts.”
“There have been very strong roles in my career, which have taken me to such depths that I almost couldn’t leave them,” Cotillard said. “It doesn’t happen to me nowadays because I’ve learned to immerse myself in a character but also know that you have to leave it,” she added.
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin, and also starring Mathieu Amalric and Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Ismael’s Ghosts” premiered at the last Cannes Film Festival out of the competition.
In it, Cotillard portrays the character of Carlotta Bloom who, over 20 years after she mysteriously disappeared, returns to her then-husband, turning his life upside down.
Cotillard won the Academy Award in 2007 for her role as Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose.”