With her new movie " The Dark Knight Rises" having just stormed into theaters around the globe, Marion Cotillard piled onto the worldwide promotions by covering the August 2012 issue of ELLE South Africa magazine. The 36-year-old French actress looked picture perfect in a dress and shoes from Dior for the Alexei Hay shot front page while offering up a playful range of poses for the accompanying inside spread.
Meanwhile, highlights from Miss Cotillard's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to ELLE South Africa!
On speaking a foreign language making a her feel more free:
"Yes, in a way I feel more free to express myself. I am much more straightforward because my vocabulary is more limited. Oddly, some castings do not stress me out if they are in English. While I'm still scared of French television, been interviewed in English by an American channel is almost amusing."
On the form of exercise that doesn't bore her:
"Ballet. It is the most playful type of movement and for someone like me, who has an aversion to talking, it represents a delightful form of communication."
On her character Stephanie in 'Rust and Bone':
"She's a woman who has allowed herself to become hard, dealing with her situation alone, until an unexpected encounter helps her to discover, and reveal, her emotions. At the beginning of the film, she has surrounded herself with boundaries but then she meets the unsophisticated Ali. At first glance he is not made for her, but they prove to be the perfect match for each other. Ultimately, the film is about the strength of love."