In a way, it’s a little bizarre that Audrey Tautou, the luminous star of Amelie, among many other films, has never worked before with Michel Gondry, the acclaimed director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, among many other films. She would seem to fit right into her countryman’s myriad worlds. (The two obviously agree, as she’s also starring in his next film.) In Gondry’s new surrealistic film,Mood Indigo, he needed a heroine with whom we’d immediately fall in love (just like the hero), and to whom we’d look for an anchor when things got weird (just like the hero). Tautou delivers both in spades, but when she sat down with us recently after the premiere of the film, all she wanted to talk about was what a genius Gondry was. And because she’s Audrey Tautou, we let her. Enjoy the conversation below, and see page two to see the full, uncropped Tautou portrait. We’re not cruel, after all.
Paste Magazine: Thank you for giving us some time today. We saw the film (Mood Indigo) yesterday on the big screen. It was quite an experience! The friend who saw it with me said it reminded her a little bit of Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
Audrey Tautou: Pee Wee’s Playhouse? What is that? (Translator describes whatPee Wee’s Playhouse is and mentions his white shoes.) Oh yes! Tell your friend she’s not the only one who feels that way! (Everyone laughs)
Paste: So then I said, “This movie is like Pee Wee’s Playhouse meets Eraserhead, meets Amelie.”
The september issue of Empire features a snippet with Mood Indigo. Enjoy it in HQ in our gallery!
Magazines > 2014 > Empire – Issue 303 – September
Audrey Tautou is no stranger to whimsy — she starred in Amélie, after all — but she’s never made a movie quite like Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo. Truth be told, nobody has: In addition to an unusual story that finds Tautou’s character falling ill because of a water lily growing in her lungs, Gondry dresses up the movie around her withall manner of visual tricks, from stop-motion animation to bizarre-yet-practical special effects. Still, there may be no better effect in the movie than the impish sensibility that Tautou comes by quite naturally. Last week, she called up Vulture to discuss her love of Michel Gondry and problems with the red carpet.
There are so many creative special effects in Mood Indigo. Which was your favorite?
Maybe because I’m 7 years old, but I really love the special effect with the doorbell [where it crawls around and is smashed into several baby bells]. It’s so cute! I remember that I went to see the person who was to create the little baby bells, and she spent two days just painting them. They had to create maybe 15 to 20 of them, and all the animation took them two more days. It was really very interesting — there were so many wonderful things on this movie that it’s hard to pick just one.
Here we go to first add the pictures I’ve saved in this month of July. I will go adding all missing events slowly.
You might have noticed a look change and this is temporarly because the previous layouts had both been badly hacked and I couldn’t clean them to keep on. Also there will no more be a candids section, why? Because I am a stalkerazzi-paparazzi free webmaster. They prejudice to the celebrities privacy and we want to support them not to knock them down. Imagine to be living in their shoes and have someone to photograph every single move you do. Terrible! This is an irrevocable decision so no comments or contacts will make me change my mind! It’s extreme, but due! Enjoy the HQs of the latest events from July in our gallery!
Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2014 > Jul 09: Paris Fashion Week – Vogue Foundation Gala
Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2014 > Jul 16: “Mood Indigo” New York Premiere – Arrivals
Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2014 > Jul 16: “Mood Indigo” New York Premiere – After Party
Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2014 > Jul 17: “Magic In The Moonlight” New York Premiere – Arrivals
Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2014 > Jul 17: “Magic In The Moonlight” New York Premiere – After Party
Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2014 > Jul 19: “Mood Indigo” New York Special Screening
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As a teenager, French actress Audrey Tautou fell in love with “L’Écume des Jours,” Boris Vian’s 1947 tragically romantic surreal novel.
“I felt so much more adult after reading this book. I was very moved, and I don’t know, I felt a relationship to this story and to the surrealism of this universe,” Tautou recalled.
Over the years Tautou, now 37, has found fame on both sides on the Atlantic thanks to her work in films from “Amelie” (2001) to “The Da Vinci Code” (2006). But, she said, she never thought she would get the chance to play Chloe, the lead female character in Vian’s novel.
“No, because in fact it was famously impossible for everyone to adapt this book,” she said. “So, I never thought one day somebody would be crazy enough to do it, because the book has all of this fantasy and this amazing imagination and images.”
16 New pics of Romain and Audrey on the film set of Casse Tête Chinois have been added to the gallery.
Finally, the trailer of Thérèse Desqueyroux is online!! You can watch it below on Youtube :
France Release Date : November 21, 2012
More pictures on set of Casse-tête Chinois have been added to the gallery. Check them out!
I’ve uploaded 199 pictures of Audrey on set of Casse Tête Chinois yesterday in New York!
x 199 – On Set – Sept 20, 2012