Ses interviews / Radio et télévision / The View 2002
  Presse 2010-2019
Presse 2000-2009
Presse 1990-1999
Presse 1980-1989
Presse 1960-1979
Radio et télévision
Centres d'intérêt

Mode de vie
Coups de cœur
Sorties et voyages

Emission "The View"

Everyone who watches this show knows I love Catherine Deneuve. She's beautiful; she's a talented actress and now in her latest film she even outrageously funny. She's got it all! Please welcome back to "The View", the lovely Catherine Deneuve.

I bet you're dying to light a cigarette, aren't you!
Almost, yes! (laughing)

The French love to smoke.
I think Americans do too; it's just that they are forbidden to smoke (laughs). I think it its not very democratic, actually. I was in Toronto to present the film yesterday, and I understand, you know, that you shouldn't smoke, but I think there should be places where you can smoke, even in a public place. That's not very democratic.

(only a few people in the audience are clapping in agreement)

No, you're right. But you see it's in the minority here. They're sick of the smoking.
But even a minority has a right to exist. You need to remember that, huh?

OK, Catherine! (audience laughs)
No, I didn't mean that to you, personally! (laughing)

(Earlier in the program, the woman who interviewed Saddam Hussein's mistress said that Saddam used the drug Viagra to help him perform sexually. The hosts of the show had been making fun of him because of it).

Is Viagra a big drug in France?
I don't know. How should I know?

You don't know?
I've heard the name of course, but I don't know of anyone around me personally who has been talking about it, but I was quite surprised to hear what you said, I mean, what was mentioned before because I thought that to bring Saddam to that level of being a weak man as a sexual man, I thought was a very weak point. I hope there are better things to hold against him than that.

Oh, yeah, but maybe if he's having trouble performing, that may have something to do with his bellicose attitude, you think? It might be nice if you could just get close enough to sing 'You can't get it up!' That would make a man madder than anything!

(laughing and looking bewildered)
I don't think that's a song I will ever sing because I think to attack someone on a sort of physical or sexual level is really a way to put him down and then maybe to make him very aggressive.

That's true. He could turn on your because you went there. Now, let's talk about your film…

You have a lot of famous actresses in France. I think everyone of you is the big star in France. That's a very funny movie because there's a lot of cat fighting in this film, right?
Yes, because it's a family. It's a plot of a play that was done in the 50's and everything happens. There was a sort of murder scene that obliged all the people of the family to stay in a room for two days so you can imagine what it can be, the mother, the grandmother, the sister. Everything happens within those two days.

Was there ever any real fighting behind the scenes or did you girls get along?
No. That's the nice thing about having to do scenes like that in a film. The activity can go into what you do in your work. No, no, it was a very nice atmosphere. We were very supportive of one another.

How about the singing and dancing. Now, I have one of your CDs. You signed it for me last time you were here so I know that you sing but look at this!

(they show a clip of the film where CD is dancing)

Look at you on the left! You're singing AND dancing. You're wacky in this movie!
(laughing) But we had fun, you know, doing that! We really had fun because it was not like doing it as a serious thing. It was doing it as sort of a candor to films, even American films from the 50's. It was really a lot of fun.

So you weren't nervous about it?
No. I wasn't nervous about it. I worked with the choreographer who had arranged everything for all the actresses because we all had a little number in the film. No, I was not too nervous about it, no.

Were you nervous about the scene with Fanny where the two of you were fighting and then you end up kissing. Was that hard to do?
Well, we were a little nervous about it because it's true that it's not something you do everyday being an actress to have to kiss another actress or even to kiss an actor, you know. It's not that simple to have to do that, but the director is also behind the camera, and he knew very will the shots he wanted to do so it was very precise, and we didn't… Anyway, it was nice, you know. It was very soft (she smiles and the hosts giggle).

I read that your parents were both actors, yet your Mom didn't want you to become an actor.
Well, if I didn't become an actress, I would have stayed in school so she wasn't too keen about it because she thought I wouldn't go to school, which is true, you know. I stopped my studies, and that's why she was not too happy about it, and I cannot blame her for that. Being a mother today, I cannot blame her.

Both of your children are actors as well. You did a film together recently called Time Regained. What was it like working with your kids?
Well, it's the idea that I know they were in the film because we didn't work together. There were a lot of characters in the film, and we never had a scene together, but it was nice the idea that I know they were in the film because they both had very beautiful parts.

How do you feel about them being actors in general, though?
What can I do, you know! (laughing)

You're like the Redgraves of France. There were the parents and now the next generation.
But I don't believe in that. I always think that maybe children are just appealed to it because it's attractive, because what they see of what we do is just the surface of things and maybe they don't realize what it is. I'm not so much for the idea… I like the idea that children do what they want, and they have an indication that allows them to go maybe into other fields, but I was not to keen about it. Now they have done it. They chose to do that so I worry more for what they do than if they were in another profession. That's the trouble for me.

Now you've been chosen to be the face of L'Oreal cosmetics. You're promoting that now. It's a new line of hair products. You have beautiful hair, by the way. I read that you have a "no air brush" clause in your contract. Is that true?
NO! (bending over laughing out loud)

Well, you don't need it.
Everybody needs it, you know, for close-ups.

I'm sitting right next to you. You don't need it.
When you do close-ups for a photo that will be in the papers or magazines, you need it. Everybody does it. Even the most beautiful models you can see are always air brushed, but actually, I had to discuss with them because I didn't want to have too much brush because I didn't want people seeing my photo and saying 'but that's not her. She's not like that'. I hate the idea….it's very….because of my pride, I think it's the other way around. I don't want to be too retouched because you have to not be a shock in life when people see you, so I insisted that I wanted to look good, but I didn't want to look thirty-five because I'm not thirty-five. I had to insist because I didn't agree with the retouching the way they did it because it looked too clean.

Well, you don't need it.
(laughing) I do! Everybody does; everybody does! The human eye, you know, is much nicer than a camera. The camera is very sharp.

Yes, that's true, and it's mean sometimes.
It's sharp.

I'm telling America this woman looks as good today as she did when she was 35.
No, no. (smiling)

Yes, you do!
It's different, you know!

(they all laugh together and thank CD for being on the show)


Par : Joy Behar

Films associés : Huit femmes

Catherine Deneuve dans l'émission américaine "The View"

Documents associés