Bérénice Bejo and her new film The Artist are untouchable!
The 35-year-old Argentinean actress recently received a nomination for “Leading Actress” for her role as Peppy Miller in The Artist at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The Golden Globe-winning film and Oscar favorite directed by Bejo’s husband, Michel Hazanavicius snagged a total of 12 nominations including, “Best Film,” “Best Director,” and “Best Leading Actor” (for Jean Dujardin’s role as George Valentin) just to name a few.
The feature Tinker Tailor Solder Spy, about a Cold War veteran, managed to trail behind “The Artist” with a total of 11 nominations. Other popular BAFTA nominees include films including, The Ides of March, The Help, and The Descendants.
During press rounds in Los Angeles, Bejo revealed what she thinks makes the black-and-white silent movie so special. “It’s well-written, and I think if Michel wanted me to do this character, I think it’s because men and women can like me.” She adds, “Some women like Marilyn Monroe, they might be scared of her, and I don’t have that, I have something very easy. So when Peppy meets George when she’s on the red carpet doing pictures, there’s something very loveable about her. She’s having fun, she’s funny, she’s cute, she’s not thinking, not calculating like, 'Okay, I’m going to get into pictures and maybe I’ll get a role' – never.”
She couldn't be more right on!