WATCH: Marion Cotillard on Playing Lady Macbeth Opposite Michael Fassbender: ‘He Surprised Me’
Michael Fassbender is a man of many talents—and now he’s taken on Macbeth—one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters.
The new Macbeth film, directed by Justin Kurzel, won’t be out until next year but Fassbender’s co-star, Marion Cotillard, who plays the formidable Lady Macbeth, found working opposite him a little unpredictable—but in a positive way. “He surprised me which is something very special on a set. Sometimes I didn’t know what he would do, and I was surprised many times,” says the actress.
Marion Cotillard was definitely impressed by Shakespeare’s characters and the play itself. She says: “It’s really hard, really complex.”
Right now the French actress can be seen starring opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner in The Immigrant in which she plays a Polish woman who arrives at Ellis Island in New York in the 1920s to begin a new life in the New World. But matters don’t go according to plan and she’s forced into prostitution It’s a gritty refreshingly unromanticized view of the American immigrant experience from director James Gray.
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