Audrey Tautou: The Movieline Interview

You made Coco Before Chanel last year, but I don't see anything on your IMDb after that. Have you made any movies since?

Yes, I just finished a comedy with Pierre Salvadori. He's the director of Priceless [a 2006 film starring Tautou] and we've done another movie together.

Who do you play?

I play a woman working in a salon, and in spite of herself, she wants to please her mother. No, not in spite of herself...she wants to please her mother in spite of the fact that her mother doesn't expect anything from her. My mother has been completely brave since my father left her. I try to do everything to make her happy, and my mother doesn't ask anything of me. It's a very complicated story, it's burlesque, it's convoluted, lots of mix-ups.

And who plays your mother?

Nathalie Baye.

Oooh, I love her.

Do you mind if I take your picture?

What? My picture?

Yes, do you mind? I sometimes like to do this.


[She pulls a strange old camera from her purse and attempts to fiddle with it while simultaneously smoking]. Sorry. Hold on. [More fiddling.] Sorry.

It's no problem. Should I pose or do something?

You don't have to. OK, wait. [She finally takes the picture.] OK! There. Thank you.

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