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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. 26
    Anne Says:

    @Claire: It is true. Marion does stand out in the group. She is so ridiculously beautiful.

  2. 27
    Simon Says:

    Actually both Rachel Weisz and Marion Cotillard and out of the group in that picture and the video with Sally Field. Those women came across as humble by their success. The rest came across as insecure and bitter.

  3. 28
    Simon Says:

    Actually both Rachel Weisz and Marion Cotillard stand out of the group in that picture and the video with Sally Field. Those women came across as humble by their success. The rest came across as insecure and bitter.

  4. 29
    LOL Says:

    I’m shocked..THR didn’t been over backwards to include Kristen Stewart in this group? at least we can be thankful for small favors.

  5. 30
    PipeDown Says:

    @HD:

    What an ugly person you are.

  6. 31
    Lucy Says:

    anne is beautiful..love her!

  7. 32
    Hugo Says:

    RACHEL WEISZ is just fantastic

  8. 33
    lola_uk Says:

    So, I guess only the white women were invited to this shindig…

  9. 34
    Danni Says:

    @LOL: kristen stewart of sucks actress she should not even doing films

  10. 35
    Lou Says:

    @HD: You are an ugly and sad person.

  11. 36
    Last year... Says:

    Last year, it was more diverse… I don’t think they intentionally left people of color out. But I thought Helen Hunt was a strange choice to include in this group, since she doesn’t really fit in. She’s a fine actress though. Sally Field must have thought her older, since she included her in the oldie group. Kinda sad, because HH is only 49, compared to 66. She took it well though. I didn’t think the guys were asking girly-girl questions, like she implied, but I can see how that can happen. So, maybe good she brought it up, for next year’s question choices. Felt sorry for Marion Colliard because you could tell she was self-conscious about her English among these articulate English only speakers.

  12. 37
    You sound like a.... Says:

    @Danni: You sound like a scorned woman… jealous, much? She’s a good indie actress, but doesn’t really fit in the big blockbuster type movies. But she was successful in the Twilight movies, so maybe we are wrong.

  13. 38
    You sound like a.... Says:

    @Simon: I didn’t get that impression really. I can see what you meant about “insecure” but I just took it that the nervous energy gives them adrenalin to give a more dynamic performance. I loved Marion but even she said that she couldn’t stand one director she worked with. so there was bitterness there. I thought HH, SF, KW & NW were most articulate. The reason I think they sounded bitter is that women have a “shelf life” as actresses… and it’s sad that there are not better roles for older women. I would appear bitter too.

  14. 39
    bochakuw Says:

    there’s reason why they put the title like that..becuase Rcahel Weizs and Marion Cotillard are the most gorgeous of all..

  15. 40
    Kary Says:

    MARION AND RACHEL are PERFECTION!
    They have all the old Hollywood royalty going in on. Gorgeous women and superb actresses.

  16. 41
    Verity Says:

    @lola_uk: Apparently Hollywood only has white actresses. Somethings just never, nor will ever change.

  17. 42
    Verity Says:

    Actors/Actresses of color need to stop banging on a door that does not want to open for them. In the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 84 year history only 27 people of color have won Oscars in 17 categories. That’s just shameful.

  18. 43
    Anna Says:

    @Verity: Absolutely agree that it’s shameful, but could not disagree more that they need to give up. If banging on the door doesn’t work then it’s time bulldoze it down. They’ve got the support of millions of fans like me behind them, and we need to learn to speak with our money if our voices aren’t enough.

  19. 44
    Angie Says:

    Marion, omg,what a beautiful, talented and humble woman, she’s unique, has this personality that captivates you, you just can’t help but love her, she’s so charming.
    LOVE HER!.

  20. 45
    Leni Says:

    Strange Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t included. Though she’s probably busy promoting her movie.

  21. 46
    Dodo Says:

    Sally – Kinda desperate, trying to talk over the others – end of career near?
    Helen – Cool all american chick
    Amy – Cute little mommy – boring!
    Rachel – too self-concious and arrogant, she seems to love her own voice.
    Naomi – Kinda insecure and shy, but out of the bunch, the most intriguing one.
    Marion – French. boring.
    Anne – annoying, know it all nerd.

  22. 47
    Xian Says:

    @Dodo:

    Rachel was not arrogant at all. She was funny and sweet. If you are going to lie about what you saw, do a better job of it moron.

  23. 48
    LovelyFrance Says:

    Marion, you are the most beautiful woman in the world !

  24. 49
    hmmm Says:

    Kerry Washington, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Thandie Newton..Naomi Harris..deserve to be in that group more than Helen has been Hunt.

  25. 50
    ciruni Says:

    First of I’m not complaining – being foreign and black – let the white people celebrate themselves = they built it. SO now us black folks, you need to drop the racism thing and follow tyler perry path, if they do not accommodate you – build your own. There are many accomplished black folks in US and beyond and if they united and made , directed, their own Quality movies – not the Madea type, then compete with the rest of them . I do not see why we cannot succeed and call the shots too..enough of the whining – which is the characteristic of American born blacks..I’m African born, came here and competed equally – that is how it is done !

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