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July 19, 2009 - 1:49PM
Marion Cotillard is the epitome of French grace and elegance.
Today, she is wearing a white Dior dress that falls just to her knee and her hair is a perfect brunette bob.
As she offers me a drink, she walks over to the minibar in her Los Angeles hotel room and inspects its contents.
She's talking about LA, how much she loves it and how welcoming everyone is, when her chatter comes to a halt.
"Is this coffee?" she asks, reaching into the fridge. "In a can?"
She turns around, holding the slender can. Her grey-blue eyes are wide and she has a bemused look as she inspects it.
The 33-year-old star spent four months in Chicago while filming her latest movie, Public Enemies, opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. But there are clearly some aspects of US life that still mystify the Academy Award-winning actress who calls Paris home.
"Hmmmm," she says, before shrugging and putting it back in the minibar, opting for two sparkling waters instead.
While in Chicago, the crew and Cotillard became regulars at some of the city's finest restaurants.
"I'm French, I love food and I'd like to think I'm a good cook," she smiles. The famous steakhouse Gibsons was a favourite and she says she instantly felt comfortable with Depp, who speaks fluent French thanks to his 11-year partnership with his girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis.
"He would help me with my American accent and tell me when it was good and not so great," Cotillard says. Public Enemies is based on the story of dapper fugitive John Dillinger and his love for former cloakroom attendant Billie Frechette.
Against a 1930s backdrop, the two share passionate scenes in the film and Cotillard, who plays Frechette, confirms: "Yes, Johnny is a good kisser." But for the love scenes, Cotillard preferred to keep her clothes on and Depp agreed with her decision.
He later tells S: "I would have hated it if Marion was in the situation where she felt like if she didn't expose herself in some way that she would have been letting me down. If she had wanted to, I would have worn Eskimo suits or parkas." Public Enemies was the first film in two years for Cotillard, who won last year's Academy Award for best actress for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, so she knew industry expectations were high.
"Yes and on top of that I had to have an American Midwestern accent," she says. "I was stressed out all the time doing this movie, except when I had to act. That is when I felt comfortable."
Although she feels like she is "at home" when she steps onto a film set, one place she always feels uncomfortable is a fashion show. It's a surprising revelation considering the stunning star is a face for Dior, as well as a regular on best-dressed lists around the globe.
"Fashion?" she asks. "Argh!"
"I can talk about flowers, food and art but if I get asked what I think after a fashion show I am the dumbest person ever," she smiles.
The reason Cotillard became a face for the classic fashion house was simple. The star, who never watches television, agreed when she found out she would be part of an internet advertising campaign for the company's Lady Dior handbag.
"You have to choose to watch it," she says of the commercials, which are short films. "It's not going to be on TV all the time in between commercials for tampons and ham."
When she is not working, Cotillard likes to spend time at home in Paris with her actor-director boyfriend, Guillaume Canet - the pair are dubbed the French Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - going to cafes and shopping, enjoying "a simple life".
Although her stardom skyrocketed after winning the Oscar - she will soon star in the highly anticipated musical Nine, opposite Daniel Day Lewis and Nicole Kidman, and the thriller Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio - Cotillard has no plans to move to Hollywood any time soon.
"I love Paris," she says. "I can relax and be with the people I cherish most, my family and friends, and that's what matters."
Public Enemies opens on July 30.