Marion Cotillard Covers The Hollywood Reporter

Marion Cotillard The Hollywood Reporter
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Marion Cotillard is chic and sophisticated on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hollywood Reporter is celebrating two of France's greatest treasures in its latest issue: the Cannes Film Festival, and actress Marion Cotillard.

Looking sophisticated and effortlessly chic as she poses in a director's chair in a white button-down blouse and slacks for her Ruven Afanador-lensed cover shoot, the Oscar winner opens up about playing "good guy" Miranda Tate in The Dark Knight Rises, learning to train whales for her upcoming role in the Cannes selection Rust and Bone, and dealing with the pitfalls of fame.

"I was 4½ months pregnant and I went to this store in Paris," the new mother recalls. "I was in the dressing room and looked at my belly, and [the paparazzi] took a picture! It was horrible. It really made me sick physically.”

Showing her beloved Christian Dior some love in an Audrey Hepburn-esque black turtleneck paired with high-waisted Jason Wu shorts, black J.Crew ballet flats, and lots of leg, the French beauty also reveals that she struggled with self-loathing as a young woman.

“I really didn’t know how I would spend my life," says Cotillard, who also models a halter-neck Lanvin dress in the shoot. "I didn’t like anything about myself—my looks, my personality. I was very, very angry."

In her late 20s, a boyfriend finally got her to turn her life around.

“He would look at me and go, ‘Why are you hurting yourself, when it’s so easy not to be angry? Try another way,'" she says. "And I did.”

And the rest, as they say, is history.

For more Marion Cotillard, visit and pick up the Cannes Issue, on sale May 18.