While some women take a militant stance against Botox, 36-year-old French actress Marion Cotillard says the subject merely makes her feel blue. A self-described "injection phobic," she's never had any procedures done, but she won't judge others who feel differently — well, for the most part. She sat down with us recently to discuss her latest projects, and shared a few thoughts on plastic surgery while she was at it:
I have no judgment on that subject. I just think it’s kind of sad, because it shows the fear of women. I’m a total injection freak, injection phobic. The last time I had a shot was when I went to Mali, and I had to have the shot against yellow fever. And when I have to have an injection I’m like a four-year-old, running around the room with the nurse behind me trying to catch me. So I guess I won’t have Botox or whatever you put inside yourself to look younger. But then, I mean, I don’t know. I cannot judge this fear. It just makes me sad.
On the French tradition of aging gracefully:
In France … I was at my friend’s house the other day, and all those women there, they were between 50 and 70, and they were so beautiful ... Sometimes in LA or even in New York, you run into a lot of products, a lot of women filled with all those products. It’s not just about plastic surgery now, it’s about injections … and all the women look kind of the same. It just shows fear, and that makes me sad.
On getting old and wrinkly:
You know what? I’m not looking forward to it. I know that it’s going to come. Some of the women around me, they tell me it’s not fun to get old. But it’s not about your look, it’s about the fact that you can not run like you did when you were younger, or — it’s just about when your body gets tired and you don’t have the hundred percent energy sometimes. So it’s not something that I look forward to.
And this adorable quote, just for good measure:
But I have to say, since I’m a mum, I’m really looking forward to being a grandma. This is kind of my obsession right now. I hope my kids won’t wait so long, like me, to have kids, because I want to be a very healthy and young grandma. So it’s not getting old but being a grandmother … this is really something that I look forward to.