Lea Seydoux

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

Transcript

00:03
My name is Lea Seydoux.
00:05
I was born in Paris.
00:07
I'm a real Parisian.
00:08
As a kid, I was always singing and sometimes performing
00:14
in front of my parents.
00:16
But I didn't really know that I wanted to be an actress.
00:19
I met a guy, and he was an actor,
00:22
and I found his life amazing.
00:24
And I wanted to have his life more than to be an actress.
00:28
And that's how I started, he, I met his agent, and...
00:37
My father wanted me to speak English.
00:39
So, I spent time, like, here, as a kid, as a,
00:45
because I went to summer camps.
00:47
It was called Timber Ridge,
00:49
and it was, I don't really remember, but maybe Maryland.
00:56
That's how I learned English.
00:58
It was difficult at the beginning, for me.
01:00
The food was strange to me,
01:01
because, you know, in France, you're not used
01:03
to have, like, ketchup, (laughs)
01:06
in the morning, or potatoes, or things like that.
01:11
I like the difficulty of nudity sometimes.
01:13
There's no dialect.
01:15
It's, like, almost like a choreography.
01:18
Yeah, but I think it's a universal language, sex.
01:22
(laughing)
01:23
The film is called Blue is the Warmest Color.
01:27
I had to read the graphic novel
01:30
before the meeting with the director,
01:34
because it's very hot.
01:37
And I said, yes, of course.
01:38
But I knew the director.
01:39
He's very famous in France.
01:41
The director is called Abdellatif Kechiche.
01:44
The process of the film is very unique, in a way.
01:53
He asked me to spend one year with him.
01:57
For example, if I wanted to go somewhere,
02:00
I had to ask him before.
02:02
You know, I had to, like, tell him everything
02:04
about my life, and it was interesting.
02:07
He wanted the sex scenes to be very sexual.
02:12
That was his wish.
02:15
We had, like, fake pussies. (laughing)
02:19
Yeah, you see a lot, but you don't see the sex.
02:21
Oh, no, maybe, yeah, maybe,
02:23
(off screen talking)
02:24
oh, yeah, maybe, but very briefly.
02:26
It's the other actress, you see a moment,
02:28
you see her pussy.
02:30
It's very sexual, but you don't see the intimate part.
02:34
Cam was amazing.
02:36
I got the pump, I got the pump, whoo, whoo, whoo.
02:40
(laughing)
02:42
It was like (puffing).
02:44
I have many crushes.
02:47
When an actor is very good on screen,
02:49
you, kind of, fall in love with him, right?
02:53
But I would say Marlon Brando. (laughs)
02:58
I love Marlon Brando, Streetcar Named Desire.
03:01
Oh, the Last Tango?
03:03
No.
03:04
No butter in the ass.
03:06
(laughing)
03:07
Thank you.