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Rachel Weisz & Marion Cotillard: THR's Actress Roundtable!

Rachel Weisz & Marion Cotillard: THR's Actress Roundtable!

Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, Sally Field, and Helen Hunt glam up for the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Actress Roundtable issue.

Here is what the ladies had to share with the mag:

Anne on her mother playing her Les Miserables role Fantine on stage: “Yeah. My mom was in the first national tour, and she understudied the character [Fantine] whom I wound up playing. It made me nervous to tell her that I was auditioning for it, just because I knew how much it would mean to her, and I was worried that if I didn’t get it, she would be disappointed, and if I did get it, it would be weird. And she was so cool about it. We talked about the character. And when I got the part, no one was happier for me.”

Marion on the role that changed her life: “After La Vie en Rose, I started to feel the need to clean up some relationships, which was really weird. Suddenly, I needed to start fresh. Sometimes you go deep inside yourself, and I think it opens things inside of you. I don’t know if you can really identify what it is, but you just need to heal. Did I answer the question? (Laughter.)”

Amy on how fame changed her life: “I am going to get in an altercation with the paparazzi. It’s going to happen. They keep focusing on my child. You guys are mothers. How do you handle it? Because I need to calm down. I have a really bad temper. I need to learn how to control myself.”

Rachel on fighting for a role: “I fought for The Constant Gardener. I hounded the director. I called him a lot, and I wrote him a lot of letters. They were quite bold, basically telling him why I thought I was right to play the part. That’s very un-British. But I dropped my British-ness and at the end of the day [director Fernando Meirelles] said that tenacity was right for the character.”

For more from the ladies, visit THR.com and watch the roundtable discussion below!


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# 1

another round table of white actresses to remind us how minority actresses are ignored in HW.

# 2

Wow. You’d think there were no minority actresses in Hollywood based on this cover. Shame on the magazine and the actresses for promoting such a provincial image:(

# 3

All beautiful woman with the exception of Anne Hathaway. I will include here Octavia Spencer.

# 4

MARION COTILLARD is a synonym of RESPECT, DIGNITY AND BEAUTY TALENT

# 5

Beautiful and talented WOMEN!

# 6

@Reba:

Sorry but I disagree. I think that cover is exactly what Hollywood and american cinema are and represents: a minority select class. I don’t think it’s fair but it’s the american reality. Something to change and to make us think about.

# 7

@wow:
Yes, minority but not all of them are american, and that’s someting new: Rachel is english, Naomi is british-australian and Marion is french.

# 8

They should have burned that dress after Kristen Stewart wore it. Anne should get checked for fleas.

# 9

Georgous Rachel and Marion! Love Anne too, dont get why people hate her so much! Hope Marion get best actress oscar (n°2) and anne best suppporting

I think it’s actress that may secure this year’s Oscar nominations, no? Some of them aren’t American and at least they are decent actresses. In general, minorities actress are few already in Hollywood and you would think they would go by talent but that’s never the case. Ugly reality but in order to change ppl need to really get vocal when there’s limited representation or wrong casting etc.

Anne Hathaway relegated to floor space.
Too funny.

@Manoush: peeps don’t like Anne bec she tries too hard. Her personality is super annoying.
All u have to do is YouTube any one of her interviews and ull get it.

Amy Adams looks the best to me in this photo.

Anne Hathaway is a beautiful, talented lady. Haters gonna hate. ;)

Rachel and Marion are stunning! Anne is pretty too.

Talented white ladies in fancy dresses. I’m so sick of the way that Hollywood is continuing to ignore so many talented actresses of color. If the old guard isn’t going to make a change then I hope a new set of young women forces their way into the industry and finally shakes things up.

I really want to be Marion….. What a beautiful lady!

Marion’s talking about how she had to discard the nobodies and little people after she won her Oscar.

@Emmy: couldn’t agree more!

Really, complaining about no minorities being present at the round table…. Oh you guys. Did you forget the Hollywood fixed racism with The Help last year… What more do you need… like come on. Lower your expectations people.

Helen Hunts face has melted :(

Naomi Harris is British and she’s black why isn’t she there?

It’s not the actresses’ fault that only white women are at the roundtable, it’s the media’s fault and the way they label celebrities.

In Hollywood it doesn’t matter who’s the better actress, it all depends on her status.

For example, how come Sandra Bullock won over Gabby Sidibe? I mean come on. Sandra’s performance was NOTHING compared to Sidibe’s but she won cause she is the beloved Sandy Bullock! Of course the Academy won’t let a young African-American gir,l who no one knew of before, win the Oscar.

This has nothing to do with color but Julia Roberts won over Ellen Burstyn with Erin Brokovich. Ridiculous. Ellen was astonoshing in Requiem for a Dream and her performance was much more raw, realistic and overall better than Julia’s. But no, Julia Roberts is famous.

Therefore, I say the Academy is BS:

Even if there are 6 others very very talented actress, I have this huge feeling that Marion is the one with the most star-power of them all. It’s like she is Marilyn Monroe sitting around random actresses. Perfection

Anne is at her place…..on the floor! What an ugly woman!

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