Marion Cotillard in W Magazine December 2012

Marion Cotillard Plays a Babe in Toyland For W's Holiday Issue

Marion Cotillard Plays a Babe in Toyland For W's Holiday Issue

Marion Cotillard modeled a variety of sexy looks for W's December issue. Inside the magazine, Marion posed for photographer Tim Walker wearing looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Chanel, and more. Marion stars in Rust and Bone, out Nov. 23 in limited release, and is already garnering Oscar buzz for her dramatic role. She chatted in an accompanying interview about the film and what inspired her acting career. Here's more from Marion in W:

  • On her inspiration to become an actor: "Both my parents were actors, and their favorite was Charlie Chaplin. My mother's favorite actress was Greta Garbo."
  • On being a dramatic child: "I always wanted to express myself by being someone other than myself. I needed to experience the human soul — something more than just my soul. I wasn't enough! When I was 10 or 11, I played an angry housekeeper in a play at camp. I was yelling at everyone. I remember the feeling I had when it was over. I really loved it."
  • On her bilingual habits: "I recently spent six months filming in New York, and all my thoughts were in English. I played a Polish woman, and I would have loved to dream in Polish. Mostly, I am confused; some people talk to me in French, and I answer in English. And some people talk to me in English, and I answer in French. I think I'm too tired to dream in any language."