Genre aside, I'd like to make a film about people.
What I am interested in is the present time.
I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I'm sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can't help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too.
Oh, I'm not English, I cannot talk on behalf of an English person. I'm French. I can say about French. They are quite emotional, though, and they talk about their emotions.
I think it's almost easier to make people cry than to make people laugh.
It is something actresses need to go through and I think they look forward to being naked in a movie. I don't know why, but it is something you need to exhaust from yourself.
You know I could stop working as an actress and still be doing promotion on movies I did ten years ago. And I don't like to do the same thing forever.
Well it is sometimes difficult to act in another language.
I'm a good storyteller.
To be honest I don't really know because I really didn't care when I was writing about mixing up reality with what was not reality.
Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French.
And that's how the world, I think, imagines French women you know like very womanly and seducing men and that's how they like to imagine them.
You can perform all kind of characters but you cannot change what people feel for you.
So, sometimes, when I'm not happy with my performance and I have to think, I will think in English.
It is personal, very honest, intimate, I would say, but sometimes the story, the anecdote, can be more or less mine - or not mine.
But the privileges that one has enjoyed and exploited can sometimes turn against you: nobody thinks of you as a director, you are always an actress.
Sometimes you choose the wrong actor, he could be the best actor ever, but he's not cast in the right part then it doesn't work.
And I think it's very rare to have good stories, well written comedies.
Words, yes, formulating things, creating something from your heart, it is something very necessary, yes.
As you know it is a comedy so everything is a little bit pushed. That's what's funny about this kind of movie is you can laugh about the absurdity, and the bad side of life.
Mel Gibson would not be a good James Bond.
And that's how you have to be smart, is are you believable in this part or aren't you believable. And it has nothing to do with your talent.
You know French means like sophisticated, well educated, so far.
When you work with a director like this you don't have a real challenge because he makes the work very easy. He knows what he wants as a director.
There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical, but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary couple in a language that everyone can understand.