Speaking at the Moroccan Film Festival, the actress said she found it hard to understand the Shakespearean script for her forthcoming film
Marion Cotillard has revealed she struggled to understand the script for the forthcoming film Macbeth, in which she stars as Lady Macbeth.
The French actress, who will star alongside Michael Fassbender in the film, said: “The hardest thing is going to be performing in the original language. When I first read the script I didn’t understand anything.”
Cotillard added it had been her life-long ambition to play the Shakespearean heroine.
Speaking at the Marrakech Film Festival, she said: “I always thought that one day I would play Lady Macbeth. I just imagined that it would be on-stage, in French, and in Paris.”
The Oscar-winning actress, who was part of the jury at the film festival, shared the judging panel with Martin Scorsese, Patricia Clarkson, Golshifteh Farahani and directors Paolo Sorrentino, Fatih Akin, Park Chan-Wook, Amat Escalante, Narjiss Nejjar and Anurag Kashyap.
The top prize was awarded to South Korean film Han Gong-Ju, a drama about a young schoolgirl who is sent to stay with the mother of a schoolteacher.
The Jury Prize was shared between Blue Ruin (USA) and The Swimming Pool (Cuba and Venezuela), while the prize for Best Actor was shared between Didier Michon and Silmane Dazi for their role in Fevers (Morocco and France.)
Swedish star Alicia Vikander won the Best Actress award for her turn in Hotell (Sweden) and Best Director went to Andrea Pallaora for Medeas (USA, Italy and Mexico).
Marion Cotillard attends day 4 of the Gucci Paris Masters 2013 at Paris Nord Villepinte on December 8, 2013 in Paris, France.
Public Appearances > 2013 > December 8 2013: Gucci Paris Masters 2013 – Day 4
Marion Cotillard attends the Award Ceremony of the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on December 7, 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Public Appearances > 2013 > December 7 2013: 13th Marrakech International Film Festival – “Award Winners 2013″
Marion showed up at the Marrakech Festival for the Public Enemies presentation. For those of you who forgot about the movie or never saw it it’s a movie from 2009 with Johnny Depp in which Marion played Billie Frechette:
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Thanks to my friend MaryJane we were able to get many HQs to add to the gallery. So enjoy them all!
Public Appearances > 2013 > December 5 2013: 13th Marrakech International Film Festival – “Public Enemies” Presentation
French actress Marion Cotillard attends the ‘Waltz With Monica’ Premiere At 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on December 4, 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Public Appearances > 2013 > December 4 2013: 13th Marrakech International Film Festival – “Waltz With Monica” Photocall
Thanks to my friend MaryJane I could add HQs of Marion at the Dior Dinner during the Marrakech International Film Festival yesterday.
Public Appearances > 2013 > December 1 2013: 13th Marrakech International Film Festival – Dior Dinner