I did great things in the theater. I did some nice roles, 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' or 'La Vie en Rose.' And I love my role in 'Frantic.'
I think age is just something written down on a piece of paper. I mean, you come across 20-year-olds who are like old people sometimes. I've never taken much account of age throughout my life - my own or anyone else's.
I don't like the idea of fitting into a mould so as to conform. What I like is the danger, the difference - being unpredictable.
In France, I guess there's something like a tyranny in mentalities - we accept success badly, beauty, money. People are certainly envious, and this creates negative energy. This is annoying. I suffered a great deal at one time. I had to fight harder than others. Add to that my marriage to Polanski.
I'm sure my children will be artists. I hope they will direct because it is much more interesting. Acting is great, and I love it, but it is very passive, and it depends on other people's desire, and you depend on others all the time.
I don't really want to find myself face-to-face with 10,000 paparazzi. I just want to be comfortable.
I come from a family of actors. My grandfather was like a Laurence Olivier with the Comedie Francaise. Since I was four I went every week to the Comedie Francaise. My aunt and grandmother were there, but my grandfather was a big star.
I never had the slightest desire to have cosmetic surgery - partly because I don't want to look like an alien and partly because it's nice to age in a way. Also, I think that if your soul is beautiful, then the rest of you stays beautiful.
Acting in another language is great, and I've done that. But you can't do it as well as you can do it in your own language.
Everything in life, bad or good, makes you change and grow - happily, because if it didn't, we'd be machines.
I don't like French food. I like everything but French food.
I grew up around the Luxembourg Gardens, so I guess that is my best memory.
Sometimes when you do big movies, you can lose sometimes a little bit of soul.
There's a lot of good roles for men, always, and for very young girls. But for women, not so many.
When I did 'Frantic,' I didn't have a lot of experience. My English was so bad, and I did an OK job, I think, but I was not amazing.
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