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Laetitia Casta: "I fought so many battles to be myself as a mother at 23, in the middle of a career"


Highlights: Lætitia Casta is the muse of the Calzedonia brand and expected in three films. The actress and model started modeling at 16 and says fashion still amuses her. The 45-year-old mother of four children says she wants to be driven by projects that she really believes in. "Fashion has brought me a lot, has almost educated me, and it's a passion that I have always assumed, even when I started in cinema," she says. "I just want to progress"

Muse of the Calzedonia brand and expected in three films, the actress and model lent herself to the game of our interview "Self-promotion".

Expected in three films, the actress is also the new face of the Calzedonia brand. The one who started modeling at 16 ensures that today, at 45, fashion still amuses her. This does not prevent this mother of four children from aiming, at the same time, for strong roles in the cinema. She gives us her desires of the moment.

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"From now on, I want to be driven by projects that I really believe in"

My moodof the moment?
Pretty much stable, which is already not bad!

My news?
I have played in three films that will be released soon: Lebonheur est pour demain, by Brigitte Sy, Le Consent, by Vanessa Filho, based on the book by Vanessa Springora, and Una Storia Nera, by Leonardo D'Agostini, about domestic violence. And I'm going back to rehearsals for Une jour particulier, a play adapted from Ettore Scola's film, which I will perform with Roschdy Zem, in October, at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris.

I know exactly where I want to go

Lætitia Casta

Do I still have the sacred fire?
Yes, and I feel like I understand why I refuse or accept a role. From now on, I want to be driven by projects that I really believe in. And I know exactly where I want to go: towards nuanced characters, in which I recognize myself.

"I just want to progress"

Is talking about me in interviews a chore?
No, I'm playing along. And I think we have to put a little humor in all this, because we are sorely lacking.

Tongue of wood or too loose?
It depends on the subject, but, in general, I don't like to pretend. I don't wear a mask, so if I'm asked a question, I answer it or clear it out. Being quite modest, I avoid talking about my private life.

The last time I was proud of myself?
Recently, I thought back on the past year and realized that I had completed all my projects while managing an intense family life. I thought I could be proud of the work I had accomplished.

The criticism that pleases me?
I am not interested in compliments because they are rarely constructive. Pleasant criticism is rare, unless it has the intelligence to move me forward in my work. I am just asking for progress.

"Fashion almost educated me"

Is the role of muse close to my job as an actress?
I invest just as much in it and I have a lot of fun with it, because I don't see any stake in it. I have the chance and the freedom to only realize projects that I like. Fashion has brought me a lot, has almost educated me, and it's a passion that I have always assumed, even when I started in cinema.

Could I do it again today in fashion?
I feel like an old Rombière saying this, but I have fought so many battles to be myself (becoming a mother at 23, in the middle of a career, when they tried to dissuade me, making films...) that I think it would be easier today, especially thanks to the feminist movement.

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What was my first swimsuit?
I was 14 years old and I flashed on a jersey a black piece with red poppies.

The ideal model for this summer?
A creamy white Calzedonia jersey, low waist, 1970s style, à la Ursula Andress, to wear with a large shirt or a knotted T-shirt.

My favorite beach conversation?
I try rather to be in silence, to let myself be carried away by a book, to relax or to stroll... But I also like to mater! (Laughter.)

What do I think of myself looking in the mirror in the morning?
I don't stare at myself, although I'd be better sometimes... My day starts with a cappuccino, and I like the idea of staying a little in the dark, letting the focus slowly happen.

What will my summer look like?
Every year, I tell myself that I will plan everything early, like organized people, and I always end up being taken aback!

Source: lefigaro

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