Marion Cotillard Seems Smart

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While promoting her new role as Lady Macbeth, Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard gave an interview where she said some fascinating stuff.


According to Metro UK, Cotillard made her latest comments to Net-a-Porter’s publication Porter magazine, which she is on the winter 2015 cover of:

‘Film-making is not about gender,’ Marion says, ‘You cannot ask a president in a film 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. I mean, I don’t qualify myself as a feminist. We need to fight for women’s rights, but I don’t want to separate women from men.

She adds: ‘We’re separated already but we’re not made the same and it’s the difference that creates this energy in creation and love. Sometimes in the word feminism there is too much separation.’

Mmm. Hmmm. Very interesting.

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Mitch Connor

Other things Marion Cotillard said*:

“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 burned for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.”

“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.

Phenomenally talented actress. Beautiful woman. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

*Edit: not in the above interview. These are from a few years ago.