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Marion Cotillard’s Tambourine Talents and Other Skills

Jun 22, 2010 By Amy

Actress and Dior maven, Marion Cotillard covers the July issue of Vogue. She sat down with the mag to talk about her passions including acting, music, and her true bohemian spirit. The editorial that accompanies the article reflects this artistic theme as Cotillard poses with a vintage camera for photographer Mario Testino.

Marion Cotillard on playing in the Expressionist-Surrealist band Yodelice fronted by composer Mazim Nucci: “I play the bass guitar, keyboard, and tambourine—I’m their one-woman band and all-purpose maid,” Cotillard explains. She’s taken to appearing with Yodelice on tour, dressed as a man, under “Simone,” the name of her maternal grandmother. “It’s pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else.”

On her Oscar winning portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose: When the film was over, she couldn’t shake Piaf. Her hairline and her eyebrows were still shaved. She fled with Canet to Peru and the Amazon; she went to Bora Bora with her best friend, Geraldine. “It was there that I found myself articulating why Piaf was still living inside me. She had been abandoned as a child; her greatest fear was to be alone. Now I didn’t want to abandon her. I finally was able to say, ‘She’s been dead for 40 years; it’s OK.’”

Read the full article on Vogue.com

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