Marion Cotillard has already won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for La vie en rose (2007) but she could be set for at least another nomination with her new movie Rust and Bone. In the film, Marion plays Stephanie, an amputee, and has been discussing the difficulties with the role.
Cotillard explained, “I wanted to work with Jacques Audiard. Even before we met, he was on my to-die-for director list. And then there is Stéphanie. Usually, I connect emotionally with a character, and I discover all the layers. But with her, I freaked out. There is something so mysterious about her, I felt I didn't know her at all.”
Marion then discussed the difficulties of playing an amputee, “It was not so much the physicality of the part that interested me, but the emotion. I haven't lost my legs, but I have lost, and I have felt pain. I knew the CGI would work, because otherwise, there was going to be no movie,” she said.
Cotillard added, "The first scene I did without legs, I was in a wheelchair, so my legs were bandaged up underneath me. In every scene, the CGI people were so quick, and so discreet, that I barely noticed them. I have to say, when I saw it for the first time in a cinema, I was amazed. It is so powerful.”
Rust and Bone is set to be released in the UK on November 2 and then on limited release in the US on November 23.