Marion Cotillard is now considered the second frontrunner, behind Jennifer Lawrence, for the Best Actress Oscar. Her bravura performance in ‘Rust and Bone’ is said to be one of the most powerful and moving performances of the year, and even if she doesn’t win, Oscar pundits are guaranteeing a nomination.
Cotillar covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, and speaks about preparing for her role in ‘Rust and Bone’, saying, "Well, I mean, I love my job, but I'm not going to cut my legs off. Stéphanie loses her legs. It's a shock. If she'd been without them for years, I would have worked differently. But I had to learn with her how it felt - that loss. How it changes her."
She also talks about the challenges of acting, saying, "[Being an actor is] like you're this tightrope walker. Even if you know how to do it, you never know if you're going to make it to the other side."
She adds that she loves British culture immensely, saying, “I think of England as music with fashion. You mix rock 'n' roll with everything, from royalty to punk to the bourgeoisie. Music-wise, you're the best. David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Radiohead, the Beatles...."