Lea Seydoux has said that she had no idea she’d have to appear naked in Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch until the director showed her an animation of the scene.
Lea portrays a prison officer who serves as a live model for Benicio del Toro’s aggressive convict and artist, which forced her to pose naked in a number of challenging postures.
The film is named after the fictional Kansas Evening Sun supplement of the Liberty, and it is separated into three stories recounted by journalists for the magazine, which is highly influenced by the New Yorker.
She explained to the PA news agency that she was unaware of nudity when she first agreed to take on the role, saying “I saw him in Paris” and “I’m thinking for you.” There’s this little part, so do you want it? “ And I said,” Of course, Wes, I’ll do anything for you. “
“Then he sent me only lines and lines, and it was difficult to understand the character accurately.
“So then, after I went to the town where we shot the film, I started to understand what he what he had in mind.”
Wes had used an animated sequence to show Lea what she’d need to accomplish because they were both ‘shy’ about it, Lea explained.
She stated, “He’s very shy and I’m also very shy, so I understood little by little.
“I saw that movie because he’s making these little animated films, and it’s so funny. He makes all the voices.
“So he played Simone, and he did it very well, I have to say, so basically watching an animated movie and that’s what I should do It’s a really understood method. “
“It’s so funny because when he sent me the lines, I had, like, five lines.
“And I was like, ‘Ok, that’s the part, five lines?’
‘But it’s true that she says a lot without speaking. And this is also what I like about Wes, is that you can express a lot with your body language, and it gives a very funny comic dimension. I really loved that first section, it’s beautiful and very poetic.’
The French Dispatch stars Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Murray, who also feature in the latest James Bond picture No Time To Die.
The French Dispatch is now playing in UK theaters.