The French actress discusses her upcoming film Blue Is The Warmest Color, the challenge of nude scenes, and divulges her cinematic crush.
Released on 9/25/2013
My name is Lea Seydoux.
I was born in Paris.
I'm a real Parisian.
As a kid, I was always singing and sometimes performing
in front of my parents.
But I didn't really know that I wanted to be an actress.
I met a guy, and he was an actor,
and I found his life amazing.
And I wanted to have his life more than to be an actress.
And that's how I started, he, I met his agent, and...
My father wanted me to speak English.
So, I spent time, like, here, as a kid, as a,
because I went to summer camps.
It was called Timber Ridge,
and it was, I don't really remember, but maybe Maryland.
That's how I learned English.
It was difficult at the beginning, for me.
The food was strange to me,
because, you know, in France, you're not used
to have, like, ketchup, (laughs)
in the morning, or potatoes, or things like that.
I like the difficulty of nudity sometimes.
There's no dialect.
It's, like, almost like a choreography.
Yeah, but I think it's a universal language, sex.
The film is called Blue is the Warmest Color.
I had to read the graphic novel
before the meeting with the director,
because it's very hot.
And I said, yes, of course.
But I knew the director.
He's very famous in France.
The director is called Abdellatif Kechiche.
The process of the film is very unique, in a way.
He asked me to spend one year with him.
For example, if I wanted to go somewhere,
I had to ask him before.
You know, I had to, like, tell him everything
about my life, and it was interesting.
He wanted the sex scenes to be very sexual.
That was his wish.
We had, like, fake pussies. (laughing)
Yeah, you see a lot, but you don't see the sex.
Oh, no, maybe, yeah, maybe,
(off screen talking)
oh, yeah, maybe, but very briefly.
It's the other actress, you see a moment,
you see her pussy.
It's very sexual, but you don't see the intimate part.
Cam was amazing.
I got the pump, I got the pump, whoo, whoo, whoo.
It was like (puffing).
I have many crushes.
When an actor is very good on screen,
you, kind of, fall in love with him, right?
But I would say Marlon Brando. (laughs)
I love Marlon Brando, Streetcar Named Desire.
Oh, the Last Tango?
No butter in the ass.