the secrets of Léa Seydoux on the rest of her career

The actress is starring in the film The Crimes of the Futuredirected by David Cronenberg, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, from May 17 to 28.

She will star in the horror film The Crimes of the Future, directed by David Cronenberg, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, from May 17 to 28. On this occasion, Léa Seydoux confided in several moments of her career in the columns of the HollywoodReporter . “I have the feeling that I was made to be part of the cinema, that it was shaped for me”, she notably delivered.

The granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux, president of the Pathé cinemas, returned to the beginnings of her passion, which she draws from the origins of her education. Raised by her mother after her parents divorced, the actress said she had a hectic, even “traveling” but mostly lonely childhood. “I fell in love with cinema,” she said. But I was lost until I was 19, and suddenly I met an actor, and I was like, ‘Wow, he’s exactly what I want to be.

In video, the trailer of the film The crimes of the future with Léa Seydoux and Kirsten Stewart

Léa Seydoux has since forged a solid career in France and the United States, where she has taken on multiple roles (007, The French Dispatch, Inglourious Basterds). With her experiences and her two points of view, she then regretted the excessive pressure that weighs on the bodies of actresses across the Atlantic. “You have to be desirable all the time, she testified. You are not allowed to grow old. In France, they are more lenient with women. I don’t say to myself “damn, this is going to stop”. And to add, reflecting on the rest of his career: “I want to grow old in front of the camera.”

Kechiche period

Finally, Léa Seydoux did not hesitate to return, once again, to the film by Abdellatif Kechiche, The Life of Adele, which revealed her to the general public in 2013 and earned her a Palme d’or shared with the director and her on-screen partner, Adèle Exarchopoulos. Last year, she denounced the harsh filming conditions that the director had made them live. “Kechiche is crazy. He is crazy. He was manipulating us, and it was extremely difficult psychologically,” she explained. With hindsight, Léa Seydoux reiterated her comments to the HollywoodReporter : “The way we shot this movie was just crazy. The guy is just crazy.”