Sophie Marceau has been working as an actress for 40 years. However, she still faces certain apprehensions.
The actress, who became known at the age of 13 in the film “La Boum,” never received any formal training to acquire the necessary skills for her profession.
She started acting in front of the camera by instinct. Later on, her son Vincent proved to be a great valuable assistance for the actress…
Sophie Marceau has been working in the film industry since she was thirteen years old.
Discovered in the film “La Boum,” the actress is experienced in reading scripts and bringing characters to life based on predetermined texts.
However, she was forced to step out of her comfort zone during an unusual exercise for her.
Invited to the radio show “Bienvenue au club” on France Culture, the actress was caught off guard when the host, Olivia Gesbert, asked her to read a passage from her collection “La Souterraine,” published by Seghers on May 4th.
This text describes the situation of women.
With a soft and soothing voice, accompanied by gentle and peaceful music, Sophie Marceau recites the words of her poem: “What is a woman after all? An impulse? A promise? What fruit am I made of then? My trembling cheek, my panting belly, I tremble with my whole being…”
She recounted this moment in the pages of the newspaper Le Figaro, as reported by Gala: “I wasn’t informed about it.” She continues: “I’ve been doing this for forty years, but I felt very cold. And besides, I didn’t have my glasses with me…”
The famous actress acquired her acting skills on the job, without any formal training. It’s a path that sometimes seems to catch up with her.
However, she can rely on the advice of her son, Vincent Żuławski, who, like her, is passionate about cinema.
She explains how he has given her invaluable recommendations:
“I didn’t receive any theater training, I learned a lot from my son. He took theater classes for a long time, and I really appreciated it when he explained to me what he learned there.”
She describes her own experience: “As for me, I improvised a bit, I followed the directions of various directors.
I gained my know-how later on, I realized that everything had been conceptualized, written.”
It was only afterwards that she understood certain things: “Lecoq, Lee Strasberg, or Stanislavski expressed ideas about things I was doing without being aware of it. I find it amazing, but it doesn’t eliminate my feeling of fear.”
Sophie also has a daughter, Juliette Lemley, who is 21 years old.