Léa Seydoux on the cover of THR for Cannes: “Cinema is made for me”

The actress will return to the Croisette for Les Crimes du futur, the new David Cronenberg.

Omnipresent last year at Cannes, where she starred in three films in competition (including The French Dispatch) but had to cancel her visit after contracting Covid-19, Léa Seydoux will still be present this year on the Croisette. The French actress will notably defend The Crimes of the Future of David Cronenbergin official competition, but also A nice morning by Mia Hansen-Løve, which will be presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.

A key figure at the Festival, and international star thanks to the James Bond and Mission Impossible sagas, Léa Seydoux was chosen by The Hollywood Reporter for the cover of the special Cannes issue of the American magazine. On the program: a fashion shoot accompanied by a long portrait where the actress says she is impatient to return to the Festival after three years of absence: “I have never been so happy to go to Cannes“.

Seydoux details in particular his love of the 7th art (“I have the feeling that I was made to be part of the cinema, that the cinema was made for me“), his personality and his approach to the game.”When someone is said to be mysterious, it’s usually just that they’re boring. That she does not speak, that she has nothing to say. When I play, I remember certain things. I think acting is not just what you give, it’s also what you keep.“.

She sweeps away all the subjects in this portrait, returning to the controversy of The Life of AdelePalme d’Or in 2013, his “greater experience” in Cannes, his episode with Harvey Weinstein or his bohemian childhood, between Paris, the United States and Senegal, which forged his solitary character.

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She also claims to be lazy, despite her impressive CV, and declares that she intends to continue touring in Europe and the United States, where according to her the actresses have “no right to grow old“and must stay”constantly desirable“.”In France, we are more lenient with women. I want to age in front of the camera.”

Finally, the article discusses of course The Crimes of the Future, which marks his first collaboration with David Cronenberg, whose first feature film in eight years. The latter, questioned by the THRpraises the actress who embodies in the film a surgeon operating in public an artist (Viggo Mortensen) in the near future where the human being is able to modify his biological composition and in particular to metamorphose.

Some actors are afraid of certain things, and it’s very specific to them.“, explains the Canadian director. “For a movie like this, you need an uninhibited actor, in the broad sense of the word, and Léa clearly brings that to her character.“A frequent collaborator with Cronenberg, Mortensen is even more complimentary for his on-screen partner.”She doesn’t care about appearances, if it was good for the character and good for David, she went all out. And it seems to be his attitude in all circumstances.”

Find the full portrait of the THR this way.

The Crimes of the Future will be released in theaters on May 25. Trailer :

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