I think denim is something everyone feels comfortable in. It's kind of my uniform, really.— Clemence Poesy
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I had a grungy period and looked like a tramp for a very long time - my mum really hated it! I destroyed her entire '70s wardrobe by putting studs into everything - I thought I was really cool. But it's good to experiment - I even had dreadlocks at one point.
I believe you have to make things happen.
I just wear jeans, big motorcycle boots and T-shirts that are way too big for me. I like anything that has lived a little bit, that has traces of life on it. Knitwear that's a tiny bit too long because you've pulled it with your hands, or jeans that are starting to get holes.
That's the problem with the Internet: You do a naked scene and then it's taken out of context and put on websites that have nothing to do with film.
I think it's too bad when teenagers become conformist in terms of fashion,because it's the ideal time to go off into your own crazy thing without looking completely idiotic.
I'm never anywhere for more than three weeks.
For me, it’s about not being too aware of what you look like because if you are, you’re trying too hard and I don’t think that actually makes you look good. I’ve known from very early on that I don’t look perfect.
In Los Angeles, you feel like everything revolves around the movies.
In Paris, you still have other things to do.
I realised that since I was a child I wanted to be an actress just to dress up in big fabrics and corsets and have adventures riding horses with lots of blood and action!
I've always felt lucky because my parents included my sister and I in their cultural life.
I believe a lot in the relationship between performers.
When you're supported by someone's eyes, you're not alone.
I didn’t want people to decide what I was going to wear and what I was going to look like and how I should behave.
I’ve often been told that I’m a bit strange.
I hear that pretty regularly, but it is not how I see myself. I feel like I’m extremely normal. I do have a bizarre face that’s a bit out of proportion. I guess that’s why some people see me as strange.
A film is a great deal about what you see, and the silhouette of a character tells you a lot. I'd love to go into film costume.
I think the people we meet in life and the loves of our lives are very, very important in what we become, like change us - when it's right, probably change us for the best.
I feel so lucky that I live in a society that lets women be.
I think that's the one of the biggest fights to keep having, is to fight for women to have the right to live their life the way they want to live it.
I don't know if I see myself as an actress for the rest of my life.
I've often been told that I'm a bit strange.
I hear that pretty regularly, but it is not how I see myself.
An actor alone is a bit naked. Like when you do something in front of your mirror, you're usually really bad, because you're looking at yourself.
Once I caught my dad in front of the TV watching a tennis match, and I realized they were tricking us. Poor guy, he had to sneak in a tennis final - probably the French Open.
To me, performing means trying to do the most you can with the partner in front of you, with the story you're telling. There are actors who have carried me, who have brought me elsewhere or with them.
I can wait for film projects without having to do things to live.
I had starred in TV movies without much artistic value.
They gave me a certain range. I knew that I was going to continue my studies, but I wanted to try something else on the side. I wanted to see what would come of it.
I am interested in costume. Clothes in your daily life are important: your choices say something about you, even if what they're saying is about non-choice. And what you wear in a film is crucial.
There are very few actresses who can grow old and still get exciting parts.
.. I think it's very important for me to have wider horizons, rather than just waiting for calls.
I’m always so impressed with these actresses with their perfect make-up and hair and sometimes I’m very aware that I’m not like that. But I don’t think I can do things any other way. I would be wearing a disguise if I started to apply that stuff.
If I ever get married myself, it’ll be in jeans.
The more you live, the better an actor you are, but maybe I'd like to do something else on the side. Something to pay the bills as well.
In the '80s, I was the only one who didn't watch the shows about teenagers.
I had to go over to friends' houses to see them. I still don't have a TV!
Acting makes you look at life and try to understand it in a beautiful way.
You have to encourage people not to give in to the temptation to be normal, even if it isn't easy - because when you're young, you really want to belong.
When it comes to fame, I am in a very convenient position. I live a very normal life.
I think it is important to pass on the message to young people who are going through a difficult time with friends that it will pass.
My references, my musical tastes, everything that I like, in fact, comes from the '70s.
Paris is where my family are, but it's not really home now because I have dear friends in London and dear friends in New York.
Actresses are so spoilt - we have someone who does our hair for us on set, so we don't know how to do it ourselves in real life. I know how to wash my hair and brush my teeth, but that's about it!
I used to spend hours at night, downstairs, in front of the only full-length mirror in the house, standing on the table working out what I would wear to school the next day.
I think what is interesting in life is all the cracks and all the flaws and all the moments that are not perfect.
I actually don't trust anyone who tells me they don't like New York.
I have a lot of respect and admiration for someone like Cate Blanchett, find Emma Thompson wonderful, Meryl Streep inspiring, Juliette Binoche full of light and Catherine Deneuve incredible.
There is no moment where you can rest and think: 'Wonderful, I have that job now. I'm going to spend five years here.' There's a constant judgment on your work that's very strongly related to what you are.
I constantly make fashion mistakes but I think it's good to take risks.
My mother kept alive the best part for my sister and me.
At the same time, she's always been someone who's very straight and solid, which wasn't that -common in families with "'68er" parents.
To embody a character, you have to lose all judgment about them.
There's a kind of amateurishness among French actresses, but I don't share that completely.