Your new movie Nox - in a
few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in
The story is about a strange burglary in a senator's villa, and I
am his wife, but a machiavellian woman...
What did you draw upon to bring your character to
life, and how much Agnès Godey can we actually find in Michelle?
I worked on the theme of resentment and vengeance, but maybe I am a
machiavellian woman (smile).
you don't have any dialogue in Nox,
what kind of a challenge was it to still bring your character across
Actually that is quite a challenge, I
wanted to express the character’s strength and her determination.
How did you get involved with the project
in the first place?
director Keyvan Sheikhalishahi [Keyvan
Sheikhalishahi interview - click here] 3 years ago and played Marge in his short movie
Vesper, and it was an extremely postive encounter and very good
collaboration. He knows exactly what he wants. So it has created a
strong bond. This connection is quite incredible despite the age
difference. That is the reason why I guess I got involved in this
What can you tell us about your
director Keyvan Sheikhalishahi, and what was your
I could add when we first met, I was very impressed about his
knowledge, his will, his determination when he was not even 18 years
old. He has all my confidence and I think he'll make great things...
Do talk about the shoot as such, and
the on-set atmosphere?
On Nox, I played two scenes but it was such a
pleasure to see Keyvan back on set, to meet Matt & Brigitte. They
were so kind to me and we spoke a lot about their beginnings in the
industry. I have remet the technical team and Keyvan’s family
with pleasure. On the set everyone is focused on their work. That is a
very professional team led by a young and talented director.
Any future projects you'd like to
I’m too superstitious to do so!!
What got you into acting in the first place, and
did you receive any formal training on the subject?
begun my career in marketing, I decided to follow my childhood dream
and become an actress. I trained with Beatrice Brout, a French drama
teacher, and I also studied with Jack Waltzer from NY on the actor
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Nox?
I try to combine drama work and comedy. I really enjoy the
large gap between these two genres and not get stuck in only one
category... I have the chance to do both.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
It is very hard to define yourself as an
bring my character to life, I start to
write all about the character, her life, her connection to people, her
past and to take all of her life as my own. The aim is to feel all
about her life in me. Then learning the lines becomes also easier…
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
Meryl Streep obviously, Kate Winslet as well.
Your favourite movies?
Movies such as Cleopatra
by Mankiewicz, Out of Africa,
The English Patient… I can see them again and again. Actually
I have very classic tastes for my favorite films!
and of course, films your really deplore?
I don't like criticizing...
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