Lea Seydoux: Frankly French

Lea Seydoux on the trials of making this year's Palme d'Or winner, Blue is the Warmest Colour

The first time I met Léa Seydoux was at last year’s London Film Festival, when the busy French star was nervously ‘looking forward’ to watching her new film, Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Making the loose adaptation of Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, about a high-school girl’s lesbian love affair with an older, blue-haired art student (Adèle Exarchopoulos and Seydoux respectively), had been ‘extremely difficult’, she said, describing the three-hour, intimately photographed drama’s explicit sex scenes as ‘humiliating’ and ‘gross’ to shoot. ‘You have to be out of your body. It’s too difficult,’ she sighed.

Almost a year to the day, we’re talking on the phone while Seydoux is tied up filming a biopic of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. It is fair to say a lot has happened in those 12 months.

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1 comment:

  1. The performances of Lea and Adele in "Blue is the Warmest Color" is so real and authentic. It sets new heights and standard for the acting arena. A great eye-opener to watch it. They should be applauded for their bravery to challenge the bar which many can only aspire but few to attain. I love the film very much. Thanks to their efforts and director Abeditif"s vision of bringing the story to screen. Strong casts with brilliant deliveries. Kudos!


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