Anonymous asked:
when did léa say Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you"?

She said that in an interview to SModa magazine back in 2012. Here’s the original article in Spanish, and here’s my translation of the interview (where the quote is actually from).

1 week ago + 1 REBLOG

Léa's Birthday Video: Let's make it happen!

lovelyleaseydoux:

Hey there again!

I got some exciting replies since my last post, so I believe we should give it a try and make this video happen. I know some of you are shy and/or don’t want to get exposed, but c’mon guys this is for Léa! Isn’t she just adorable? Wouldn’t you do anything for her cute little…

3 months ago + 36 REBLOG
Anonymous asked:
Lea Seydoux how it feels when it happens to be the lead actress in cinemas parisinos, to be supporting actress in hollywood?

Hmm… I’m not Léa, this is a blog DEDICATED TO Léa. But I’m not her and I don’t know any way to contact her or her agent. I’m just a Brazilian girl who likes French cinema and speaks really bad English, lol.

5 months ago REBLOG qxa
Anonymous asked:
where would you suggest a letter and fan gift can be sent to lea Seydoux? And do you have a contact? TIA

Oh Anon, I wish I had that information =/ But I don’t know of any contacts or anything… Maybe one day, hopefully *-*

6 months ago + 1 REBLOG qxa
Anonymous asked:
What do you know about Lea and depression? Do you know if she sleeps well?

I know she’s struggled her whole life with anxiety problems, she told Psychologie magazine that she even needed to visit an analyst. She had claustrophobia, she couldn’t go on planes or the subway, at 19 she started having panic attacks. She didn’t mention anything about depression and the interviewer didn’t ask her about it either, but as a psychologist student I must say that normally both things walk side by side, anxiety and depression, but I can just speculate. She said she’s better now, that she’s not a slave to her anxiety anymore. I hope she sleeps well :) I believe she does. You can read the whole interview here, it’s in French. I can’t promise to translate it, I’m still fustrated with the Jalouse article that I couldn’t translate, but I have the intention to.

8 months ago + 13 REBLOG qxa
ebbasparre asked:
No question! Just Many Thanks! Best concentré of anything Léa Seydoux! Really impressed by your "multi-fluencies" ! 👍 😊Un travail de maître!!!

Oh, thank YOU! You’re too kind ^^

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I’m on vacation now, so I’ll probably be posting more stuff and all the things I had promised. Anyway, glad to hear I’m doing a good job =D

9 months ago REBLOG qxa

Lea Seydoux Talks Candy

Short interview about Prada Candy L’eau. It’s already in English, I’m just posting it here ‘cause I found it cute. The original article: http://www.wmagazine.com/beauty/2013/05/lea-seydoux-french-actress-face-of-prada-candy/.


Actress Léa Seydoux is the face of Prada Candy fragrance. (You might have noticed her playful spirit in Candy’s first campaign.) This week, as Prada Candy L’Eau hits stores on Saturday, Seydoux tells us what fragrance means to her.

Did you grow up with fragrance?
My mother has always worn Trésor de Lancôme. A lot of women wear it, but for me it’s so linked to my mother.

What was your first fragrance?
As a little girl, it was a Disney Cinderella fragrance! I was 10 years old and I loved the sweet smell of it.

Do you wear fragrance every day?
Yes, I wear many fragrances. I change my scent depending on my mood, and I usually change it between day and night.

Do you ever use fragrance to help get into character?
As an actress, I generally choose a specific perfume for the character I play in a film. It definitely gives me further insight into the character I’m playing.

What are your favorite non-perfume smells?
I love the smell of rain, but also the greedy scent of chocolate in oven.

What drew you to Prada Candy L’Eau?
My great sense of humor! And, also, because I’m really similar to Candy’s character.

What message do you hope to convey for Prada Candy L’Eau?
The spirit of joie de vivre.

1 year ago + 8 REBLOG
Anonymous asked:
When can we watch this film in the United States please?

October 25th ;)

1 year ago REBLOG qxa

Léa Seydoux. “I don’t know how to cheat”

Interview given to Paris Match magazine this year, translated from French to English by me. You can read the original article online here: http://www.parismatch.com/Culture/Cinema/Lea-Seydoux-Je-ne-sais-pas-tricher-515218 .

The actress is at Cannes to defend her two films. She never stops shooting and Hollywood loves her.

You’re coming back from Moustique island, you went on vacation for the first time in two years. Did you wanted to rest or to get away?
Léa: More than to feel the sun and relax, I needed to dream. When I spend too much time working, I need to get away from all the fuss. We must learn to withdraw from the world to recreate our desires. In Moustique, I let my mind wander, I had trouble concentrating, I couldn’t even read. But ten days was not enough and I’d like to go back and stay a little longer. I’ve decided to do this kind of thing more often.

The shootings that go one after the other, did they prevented you from leaving?
I worked on “La Belle et la Bête”, by Christophe Gans, with Vincent Cassel, and on “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, by Wes Anderson, with Jude Law, Bill Murray and Ralph Fiennes. Right before it, I was shooting “Grand Central” by Rebecca Zlotowski, with Tahar Rahim, and Abdellatif Kechiche’s “La Vie d’Adele”, whose shooting lasted 6 months. It looks like a marathon but I really love to work.

The last two films were selected at Cannes where you’ll be, alongside Marion Cotillard, one of the French stars of the Festival. Does this title means anything to you?
I know Marion Cotillard has said some pleasant things about me, but it’s impossible for me to compare myself to her. She’s won two César and one Oscar, she’s become really famous since “La Môme”, people recognize her in the streets. When I’m walking around nobody calls my name. People don’t know who I am.

Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott… you’ve worked with renowned directors. How do you explain the fact that you’re not more popular?
My parts were small… I change my appearance frequently and I love the discretion above all. It bothers me not being able to go out, to be constantly adressed even though people are oftenly kind. I’d feel it like an intrusion, like I’m being ripped from my dream, brought to reality.

How do you live this two Cannes selections?
It’s a mixture of anxiety and excitment. I’m nervous. One must be in a character and that’s not my thing. I can’t pretend or cheat. I find it hard to be anything other than myself.

Three years ago, during the red carpet for “Inglorious Basterds”, you had an anxiety crises due to your shyness. And you stated: “I’ll never be Sophie Morceau, I’m too weird.” What did you mean?
In the middle of the Cannes hysteria, I felt fragile and vulnerable. I made this comparison because I’ll never be France’s “petite fiancée”. Sophie Morceau represents anything, while I don’t have a definite place. But it’s not a problem, it’s an observation.

You oftenly refer to this lack of confidence problem. After making twenty films in seven years, doesn’t it get better?
My clumsiness and my fragility embarrass me sometimes. I don’t have more confidence in me than I did in the past but it doesn’t bother me. I’m in peace with myself and I’m not interested in judgemental people.

To those that say you’re gifted, you answer: “I work hard”?
Gifted? You sure that people have said that about me? Actually, I’m rather an under-endowed. I didn’t specially like working before becoming an actress. Ever since, it’s my salvation, it gives me a place in the world. But I don’t have any technique, I know nothing. I feel that you don’t learn how to be an actor. I tell myself sometimes that I won’t be able to lead the artistic endeavors in which I get into. I’m not secure of myself. My way of functioning is doubting.

When great directors choose you, don’t you have the feeling of worthing something?
At times, when I’m calmer, I think about it and it gives me courage.

Ursula Meier, the director of “L’enfant d’en haut”, said about you: “We had no influence over her, this created a mystery that allowed us to project whatever we wanted.” Do you agree?
I understand this as a reference to my chameleon side. Since childhood, I love to transform and disguise myself. As a teenager, I had all styles and all imaginale sorts of haircuts. I like to confuse people. It’s also due to that that people don’t recognize me.

She says also that you’re volcanic, can it turn into anger?
I can get angry, but I’m not hot-tempered. I had a lot of violence in me when I was a teenager. I am now more tolerant with people and with myself. It’s called aging, perhaps.

About you beauty, do you use it in your favor or do you hide it?
The cinégénie is an opportunity. But I don’t have an imposing physique. I’m not Monica Bellucci. I can not be pretty and that pleases me. I like being able to be pretty only when I want to.

With a grandfather - Jérôme Seydoux - copresident of Pathé, and a granduncle - Nicolas Seydoux - Chairman of Gaumont, the path to cinema was all mapped out for you?
At home, the cinema wasn’t so important. Not more than literature and painting. I wasn’t predestined. I started wanting to become an actress around 19 years old. They thought it was a joke and told me it’d never work out. But this decision turned out to be a revelation, a hopeful illumination: I knew I had found my way, that I would finally live.

You said you had a lot of freedom while growing up, which you claim as a precious gift. What does it mean?
Since I’ve grown older, I do what I want. My father always told me: “My education consists in transmitting my freedom, it’s the most beautiful gift I can give you.” The freedom to do whatever I want is very exciting, it makes me euphoric.

Do you want to be in this job as long as posible?
I can’t say I do. I feel that cinema belongs to youth. It’s not easy to be an old actress. I don’t know if I’d like to join the fight.

Does the possibility of getting old worry you?
I never think about it. I don’t care about not being desirable. I get that from my mother, she mocks the fact that people like her or not. If I’m not pleasing anymore, too bad. But I want to be loved in the intimacy, to love life.

You refer sometimes to your difficulty in being in love. Isn’t it impossible to build a relationship when your shooting three or four films a year?
Perhaps, yes. It occupies a great deal of my time and I’m forced to make concessions. But, for now, everything’s going well, I’m comfortable, I feel free enough. If we have nothing but the cinema in our lives, is sad. It’s a bit my case, nowadays, but it’ll change, I’m sure. I’ll have kids and I’ll love, above all, being with them, that’s very important for me. That’s how my life will be.

1 year ago + 34 REBLOG translated

Léa Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos: “I know you’re wondering if we really slept together”

Interview with Léa and Adèle Exarchopoulos about “La Vie d’Adele” translated from French to English by me (I know I’m always apologizing for my bad translations, but this time I’m really sorry). Here’s the original article: http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/Lea-Seydoux-et-Adele-Exarchopoulos-je-sais-ce-que-tu-te-demandes-est-ce-qu-on-a-vraiment-couche-ensemble-3759864 .

And the answer is no. In Abdellatif Kechiche’s “La Vie d’Adele”, all sex scenes were simulated. We interviewed both actresses.

Adéle, Léa, everybody recognizes that your sex scenes were really hefty. Were you scared?
Adele: Personally, I wanted to be in this film so bad that I wasn’t scared. Before or during it. I really wanted to be part of this project. I felt uncomfortable, embarrassed, but not scared. I remember the first time we played the sex scenes. We were giggling, embarrassed. Because, normally, we never go that far in movies.

And then, when everybody was watching the film?
Léa: Then it’s different… When we watched the film on Wednesday with everybody, when we saw the sex scenes in the big screen, we were… shocked. I admit it was awkward.
Adele: Yeah. It was… wild! There was something eletric, a surrender… it’s hot, frankly!

What does that mean? That you didn’t know that it’d get to that point…
Adele: You let your body talk. You’re acting. And you act so that it looks real. It’s funny, since this morning, everybody has been wondering about it and no one had the guts to ask.

Ask what?
Adele: Well, I know you’re wondering if we really slept with each other.

And?
Adele: And, well, no.

Well, sorry for insisting, but how did you make it look so real?
Adele: You must let your body talk and find harmony with your partner. Our luck, was that Abdel left us free to do what we wanted. He didn’t make any choreography. He didn’t say “Put your hand there, put your hand here”… We were aware that it was going to be intense, that we’d have to cross some lines. But then, in the big screen, is different.

You seem to discover the film…
Adele: It’s the case. We’re watching the film one year after having shot it, it’s completely different. After 700 hours of shooting, you don’t know which scenes the filmmaker will keep. I didn’t know the sex scene would last seven minutes and that there would be no background music. In the film, you can only hear our breathing and the sound of our hands on our butts.

What is easier: to play a homo or a hetero scene?
Léa: With a woman, undoubtedly. And Adele made things even easier. She has a very open relationship with her body. We had the same fears, the same concerns and it was easier to share our impressions, our apprehensions.

How did you prepare yourselves?
Léa: Abdel doesn’t prepare you, really. He tries to maintain a more instinctive form of acting. He asked me to learn how to paint, to play sports, I wasn’t brawny enough for him. But first he wants to put you in the “vibe”.
Adele: He didn’t prepare us, but he trusted us. There was some sort of control, of great affection. We suddenly wanted to give him everything… He mainly tried to build our relationship, to establish something between us. At first he found us a bit distant. But we got closer fast [laughs].

Do you know why he chose you?
Adele: With me, it was my mouth. He told me he had chosen me ‘cause of my mouth and the way I eat. At first, he really judged me. He watched me eat, we drank together and he spoke to me while observing me… He was looking for the kind of girl that I was and what I could bring to the character.

I hear a lot of journalists talking about the film’s message…
Adele: For me, it’s a beautiful love story. Now, if people see something else and it can make things happen … we won’t complain.

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