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The French should stop being "pretentious": Sophie Marceau

Published on Dec 5, 2012 3:53 PM
 
French actress Sophie Marceau gestures at a media conference to promote her new movie Happiness Never Comes Alone as part of the French Film Festival in Singapore on Dec 5, 2012. It is time the French stop being so "pretentious", says French actress Sophie Marceau. -- PHOTO: AFP

It is time the French stop being so "pretentious", says French actress Sophie Marceau.

Speaking to Life! at an interview at Raffles Hotel here, she says with a small chuckle in slightly-accented English: "I really think French people and French production houses need to be a lot more humble. We should be going out there and talking about our works and our culture, but in France, people often think that just because we're French, others will naturally come to us.

"I mean, come on. We're not interesting just because we're French. We should make the first step and go out there to talk to others. It's something we have to work on."

The 46-year-old walks the talk too. She is in town to promote her new film, Happiness Never Comes Alone, which opens the Societe Generale Private Banking 2nd Rendezvous With French Cinema tonight.

 
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