Film Comment Interview of French Star Catherine Deneuve
Film Comment / Arnaud Desplechin

Of course there is her shocking, direct, beauty. Catherine Deneuve is beautiful in a direct way.
And because she has carried that dazzling beauty with great serenity. Then there is her audacity—Catherine is audacious! Her speed—she is the fastest actress in the world (she refuses emphasis, stupidity bores her). Her rebellion: never play the games of adults! She once described Mastroianni as “a boy” because he never forgot the child he had been. Because of her rebellion, Catherine is the favorite actress of all French children. Because she is a girl. One of her secrets: never complain, never explain—a queen!

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