"I don't believe in awards. It's very good for the ego, I suppose."
"I don't have a problem with someone having plastic surgery, but I think it's crazy for everyone to have the same body."
"I don't want to be a Hollywood star. I just want to do my job and enjoy it. My aim is to find my true identity and to remain true to myself."
"I have Algerian, Turkish, Swedish, Spanish blood: I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don't have borders."
(About Sybilla, her character in Kingdom of Heaven)"Sybilla suffers from numerous frustrations. She's an heroine, not a "potiche".
"Onstage, every night you create something new. Plus, you have your audience right there - it's like performing for the gods."
"At drama school I always picked the really evil roles. It's a great way to deal with your everyday emotions."
"For me, acting is like a therapy. I can express myself fully when I am acting and have blood in my veins. Even when I'm not working, I'm always living in my own world, imagining characters."
"It's a way to exteriorize all my shit. To scream and cry and laugh on-screen, it's almost like black magic. You can do anything. I'm a dreamer, so that's a good job for me. Onstage is the only place I can fully express myself."
(About shooting nude scenes for The Dreamers) "I am a very shy person in life, very reserved, but you know, it's Bertolucci. I've seen Last Tango and it's not pornographic, it's not vulgar, it's not sick, so I trusted him. He's a master of love and eroticism, but it's good because I stopped being self-conscious. I felt like I was on drugs or anaesthetised because you have to be. You have to let yourself slip away and forget everything, forget the sound guy and all that."
My father is Swedish and my mother is French.
I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?
I don't have a problem with someone having plastic surgery, but I think it's crazy for everyone to have the same body
(About Sybilla, her character in Kingdom of Heaven (2005):) "Sybilla suffers from numerous frustrations. She's an heroine, not a "potiche".
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
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