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Penelope Cruz & Marion Cotillard Covers Elle's Women in Hollywood Issue

Penelope Cruz & Marion Cotillard Covers Elle's Women in Hollywood Issue

Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz pose on individual covers of Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue.

Here’s what the ladies, who also join Naomie Harris on her own cover, had to share with the mag:

Marion, on why she became an actress: “When I was a kid, I started to have a lot of questions about human beings, and I was a troubled child because of all of these questions. I guess that’s why I became an actress. Not only because my parents were actors and, yeah, it’s a beautiful thing to tell stories, but I think I became an actress because I wanted to explore this- to explore what a human being is.”

Naomie, on standing up for herself: “On my first film, I played a stowaway on a ship heading to Germany, and the director told me I was going to be thrown into the sea. But he didn’t have any stunt coordinators! I told him I would agree to be pushed over the side, but only if I could watch him getting pushed over first. Both of us stayed dry.”

Penelope, on her stardom: “The concept of a ‘star’ will always sound foreign and surreal to me because growing up in my country, you’re an actor, not a star.”

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  • Elodieee

    Yaaassss here for Queen Naomie <3

  • Mark

    Marion Cottillard is a great actress but she always looks sad even she tries to smile. Also plays sad characters. I guess those are the ones that bring awards.

  • Gorgeousness

    Stupid comment…
    Marion is a timeless beauty gifted with incredible acting talents. The ideal women….

  • Gucci

    Penelope is so right.

  • Rainbow


  • Kasia

    @Mark: I wouldn’t say she plays only sad characters. She plays characters that have a range of emotions, sadness is one of them, but not the only one.
    She looks gorgeous here, as always <3

  • Doodie

    Still can’t figure out why Naomi Harris has her own Elle cover,what did she do to deserve it? She doesn’t have the acting skills or the career that Marion or Penelope both have….Unless this is a sad attempt by this magazine to “empower” black women by putting a stick thin commercial movie “actress” that has had it easy her entire life.Kerry Washington or Thandie Newton should’ve been on that cover instead!

  • Elodieee

    @Doodie: omg go back to ignorant city where you belong! No really talking about trivializing, and with this mentality no wonder that things are still backwards, be happy that someone talented is on the cover of ELLE, and not filled up with the likes of Kate Upton and Blake Lively so to speak! And no, the entire world isn’t filled with only Thandie Newtons (whose career has been a bit stalling unfortutanely, and now she’s pregnant thank god she won’t be looking as stick thin) and Kerry Washingtons (who’s gained some weight back as well thank god, and um she was just as much in the controversial yet just as commercial Django Unchained), other actresses are happening out there and Naomie is (finally) one of them, she is now getting more attention and good for her, and can’t wait to see her in the new Mandela film.

    And the irony is people on another forum said the same thing about Kerry Washington like she was underserving to be on Vanity Fair cover and even less to be nominated for an Emmy, whereas she worked hard to be get there; same goes for Naomie, different careers patterns but still Naomie is an amazing actress, don’t diminish that because of whatever. If she really had it easy, she would have been talked about much more don’t you think?

    Like really, just because she doesn’t have an A+ cv films wise doesn’t make her any less talented. Hell Fassbender is talented but er, the best performances he’s given so far are perhaps in 5-6 films, the rest is just forgettable.


  • Sarah

    Marion’s cover is amazing! she looks stunning even with little makeup! and she is very photogenic!
    Naomie Harris cover is good too, Penelope is just meh, I can’t stand her, she is a terrible actress who is always reprising the same ridiculous stereotype.