Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, who will grace the silver screen as Lady Macbeth in the forthcoming adaptation of Macbeth, recently sat for an interview with Porter, during which she offered her thoughts about feminism.
“I mean I don’t qualify myself as a feminist,” she said. “Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a festival like Cannes to have, like, five movies directed by women and five by men. For me it doesn’t create equality, it creates separation.”
Hmm. What are some other thoughts has Marion Cotillard had?
Marion Cotillard on Dreams
“If I wake up during a dream I can usually go back to sleep and finish the story.”
Marion Cotillard on Growing Up
“As a teenager, I didn’t want to be me; I wanted to be many different people. Maybe I realized that they all lived inside me and that if I managed to connect with them, they would become aspects of me.”
Marion Cotillard on Vacation Videos
“When you see yourself on video, you and your friends spending time on vacation, and they take a video, and then you see it, it’s really disturbing.”
Marion Cotillard on the 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks
“I think we’re lied to about a number of things. We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.”
Marion Cotillard on the American Space Program
“Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.”
Marion Cotillard on Expressing Herself
“I am not very good at expressing myself in a simple way so it can create misunderstandings and I hate that.”