Best Quotes by Emmanuelle Seigner

By | January 29, 2017

I did great things in the theater. I did some nice roles, ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ or ‘La Vie en Rose.’ And I love my role in ‘Frantic.’

Emmanuelle Seigner

I don’t really want to find myself face-to-face with 10,000 paparazzi. I just want to be comfortable.

Emmanuelle Seigner

Everything in life, bad or good, makes you change and grow – happily, because if it didn’t, we’d be machines.

Emmanuelle Seigner

When my husband won the Palme d’Or in 2002, I wore the same dress two days in a row. My daughter said, ‘Mom! Did you sleep in your dress?’ But I think it’s cool to wear the same thing. I have to feel comfortable.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I don’t like the idea of fitting into a mould so as to conform. What I like is the danger, the difference – being unpredictable.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I’ve always been very good at convincing people. For instance, if I arrive in an airport and I’m in economy, I can always convince the guy to put me in first class.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I think age is just something written down on a piece of paper. I mean, you come across 20-year-olds who are like old people sometimes. I’ve never taken much account of age throughout my life – my own or anyone else’s.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I’ve wanted to be Mick Jagger since I was 18. One of the things I love about music is that you don’t have to be dependent on other people like you are in the film business. I hate being dependent on anyone. With my music, I can do whatever I want. I also think it’s made me more relaxed as an actress.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I never had the slightest desire to have cosmetic surgery – partly because I don’t want to look like an alien and partly because it’s nice to age in a way. Also, I think that if your soul is beautiful, then the rest of you stays beautiful.

Emmanuelle Seigner

Sometimes when you do big movies, you can lose sometimes a little bit of soul.

Emmanuelle Seigner

Venus in Fur’ is very Polanski: you have the knife of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’; you have Thomas disguised as a woman as in ‘The Tenant,’ when Vanda puts makeup on him, it’s like ‘Cul de Sac’; the dress of Tess and other details that are very Polanski. He fell in love with the play because it was so much him.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I come from a family of actors. My grandfather was like a Laurence Olivier with the Comedie Francaise. Since I was four I went every week to the Comedie Francaise. My aunt and grandmother were there, but my grandfather was a big star.

Emmanuelle Seigner

My sister Mathilde is an actress, but more like a French Jennifer Aniston. She’s famous just in France. She’s very commercial and does big comedies. So, acting was part of my family, and that’s how I was raised.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I’m sure my children will be artists. I hope they will direct because it is much more interesting. Acting is great, and I love it, but it is very passive, and it depends on other people’s desire, and you depend on others all the time.

Emmanuelle Seigner

In France, I guess there’s something like a tyranny in mentalities – we accept success badly, beauty, money. People are certainly envious, and this creates negative energy. This is annoying. I suffered a great deal at one time. I had to fight harder than others. Add to that my marriage to Polanski.

Emmanuelle Seigner

There’s a lot of good roles for men, always, and for very young girls. But for women, not so many.

Emmanuelle Seigner

When I did ‘Frantic,’ I didn’t have a lot of experience. My English was so bad, and I did an OK job, I think, but I was not amazing.

Emmanuelle Seigner

Acting in another language is great, and I’ve done that. But you can’t do it as well as you can do it in your own language.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I grew up around the Luxembourg Gardens, so I guess that is my best memory.

Emmanuelle Seigner

I don’t like French food. I like everything but French food.

Emmanuelle Seigner

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