Carmen Ejogo Talks About the Movie that Sparked Her Love Affair with Film

The Selma actress, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, reveals that she may “live in a space of fantasy” when it comes to her love life, that she has a cinematic crush on Marlon Brando, and more in this video interview. Carmen Ejogo wears her own clothes.

Released on 1/10/2015

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Starring: Carmen Ejogo

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00:02
Purple Rose of Cairo is my favorite love story.
00:05
There's something so, so innately fantastical about it,
00:09
but I live in the space of fantasy
00:12
when it comes to my love life, so it's perfect.
00:15
That movie is what created my love affair
00:18
with film, actually.
00:20
I remember sitting in a cinema at the age of 11, by myself
00:23
and being completely transfixed by Mia Farrow
00:25
and the world that unfolded in front of me,
00:28
so that for me does epitomize everything that's love.
00:34
Okay, alright, alright.
00:35
Let's think somebody else. Marlon Brando.
00:38
Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris
00:40
'cause he's just so freakin' sexy.
00:43
No, I didn't freak out at the butter.
00:45
That's not, no.
00:48
Stop! Say no more.
00:50
(laughter)