The beautiful French Canadian actress Zoe Duchesne attended the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and her appearance did not go unnoticed despite her not being part of a film. In an appearance that was considered a bold artistic expression by some and one rife with controversy she presented herself as the "metaphor of a doll" who rejects her past experiences as a model which made her feel as if she were an object.
She attended the red carpet appearance made by the stars of the David Cronenberg film "Map to the Stars" wrapped in only scotch tape marked fragile, with red lipstick crudely applied to her lips and ... topless.
Her character is dressed in this manner to show the impact of the pressure of trying to emulate an almost impossible image and as a result decides to climb the steps of the prestigious Cannes film festival.
Some entertainment insiders consider her actions brilliant and bold as they show her as an actress who is unafraid of making a statement without saying a word. Other entertainment and fashion insiders look at her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival as dangerous to her career. Her character looks as if she had a nervous breakdown and for someone who became famous because of her modelling career some view her decision to play this character as dangerous in the sense that it is generally not the best idea to bite the hand (modelling) that made you (Zoe Duchesne) famous.
Zoe Duchesne seems to be at a crossroads in her acting career. Rumours are circulating that she plans to present this character at future events and if this is correct she might be embarking on career suicide or it could be a way to attract attention to her acting ability. One thing is certain and that is she has made a name for herself as an actress but the question for those in the entertainment industry is whether she has helped her career or hurt it.