Marion Cotillard has been opening up in interviews about the process involved in filming "Two Days, One Night" and in her conversations with the London Standard she revealed a work ethic that can be best described as incredible.
The actress disclosed that the directors brothers of the film, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne were adamant on doing multiple takes for scenes and if a mistake was made then she would have to start from the beginning of the scene again. As a result she revealed that the minimum amount of 'takes' it took to film a scene was an incredible forty and often she would insist on more than 80 takes to be satisfied with a scene.
She credits the directors with providing her with energy to create and explore and as such she never seemed to get tired when filming the scenes which sometimes would reach ninety takes or more.
The Oscar-winning actress noted that when she knows she is able to work and explore thoroughly that is when she feels totally free to give every ounce of energy and creative input to the role and that is what occurred with this role.
For some fans this revelation of the incredible work ethic she displayed in the filming of this role illustrates the lengths she would push herself to make the scene perfect.
It is hard to envision many other actors being willing to perform a minimum of 40 takes for every scene and yet one of the most talented actresses in the film industry admitted to sometimes going beyond 80 takes to get the scene correct.
This French beauty is an example to many filmmakers of what the great actors will do to make a film great.
In "Two Days, One Night" she stars as a married mother of two who suffers from depression. Upon returning to her position she learns that she has only 2 days to convince her colleagues to give up their annual bonuses if she wants to be able to keep her job.
Some people talk about wanting to be great actors and then there are some who do what it takes to be great and it seems apparent that Marion Cotillard is the latter.