Marion Cotillard Dishes on Shooting Steamy Love Scenes in a Tiny Car with Brad Pitt
While Brad Pitt is promoting the new WWII spy thriller “Allied” in China, “Extra's” Terri Seymour spoke to his co-star Marion Cotillard in Los Angeles.
The co-stars became the subject of headlines when it was announced that Brad Pitt and Angelina were splitting in September. Rumors swirled that Marion and Brad had an affair during filming, something she publicly refuted on Instagram.
To catch a glimpse of their on-screen chemistry, look no further than the recent movie trailers, which feature a sneak peek of their hot love scenes. Of their lovemaking scenes, she revealed, “It was very uncomfortable because the car was so small. It's super awkward and it's really fun at the same time because you have fun, you are like, 'Hello!' in the morning, 'Do we really have to do this? Yeah, we do,' but we worked on it before, we created a choreography… But still, you laugh about the situation, which is so weird, but at the same time it has to be beautiful and authentic. It's one of the highlights of the love story.”
Speaking of laughing, Marion also admitted to teasing Brad about his dancing skills on set. The two had to take lessons for some scenes in the movie. “He had a weird position so he made me laugh, then he fixed it and I think by the end he was better than I was, 'cause I was just making fun of him and he was all serious.” As for the art of dancing, she commented, “A beautiful way to get to know each other.”
Marion also worked with Brad on his French Canadian accent, saying, “I was very honest with him… I respect him so much as an actor. I saw how committed he was to have a good French accent. He loves French language, which helps — I know how hard it is.” She added, “I was really, really impressed with all the work that he did… He had to add the flavor of Canadian accent; this is really really a lot of work and he did an amazing job.”
In the film, Cotillard plays French resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour. On the topic of what drew her to the role, she explained, “When I read the script, I wanted to see the movie… You could feel the spy thriller and very entertaining aspect of the project and at the same time the complexity of the roles… A love story, and a very special one based on true events.”