I started with commercials – for shampoo, pancakes, insurance, Volvo. I did a Lux soap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker. And I got a role in an indie film called ‘Satellite’ that did well in festivals.
I studied business in school, so I worked for Chanel in marketing. And I also worked part-time in an office. So I had office jobs. And then I realized I needed to get the hell out of there, just realizing there was no fulfillment.
I remember passing through New York in college and thinking, ‘I’m going to come back here.’ The energy just made me think of Europe – everyone walking, seeing the delis and flowers outside. It just felt very familiar. I loved it right away.
People in fashion treat it as a business… I guess Hollywood is a business, too, but you talk about story: you talk about a more artistic world than in fashion.
I love that New York City is a true melting pot.
I’m a golfer and have had three holes in one.
I painted with my husband a portrait of a naked Serge Gainsbourg draped with a French flag, and it hangs in our bedroom. I love gritty and dark art like what the German couple Herakut does.
We should all try to embrace our own quirkiness.
My name is actually Polish. It’s my husband’s name. Most people say ‘Zaw-stak,’ but it’s ‘Show-stack,’ like you’re going to a show, eating a stack of pancakes.
People are so obsessed with making their careers and having a big house; then you realize that kills your dreams. It even kills what makes your life because you get so busy inside.
I played golf competitively as a teenager. I actually took a year off after high school and just played golf and went to a university in France for maybe a month and dropped out.
My dad’s American, and my mom’s French. I lived in France for the first 18 years of my life, then came here to go to school at the College of William and Mary. I studied marketing. I really didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I thought that’s what I should do – study business – because it would give me the best chance to find work.
We don’t have drama in public schools in France. I had never taking an acting class.
I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I’m sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can’t help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too.
I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun.
I’m a good storyteller.
Mel Gibson would not be a good James Bond.
And I think it’s very rare to have good stories, well written comedies.
Acting is wonderful therapy for people. Instead of suffering for yourself, someone will do it for you.
You can perform all kind of characters but you cannot change what people feel for you.
I think it’s almost easier to make people cry than to make people laugh.
What I am interested in is the present time.
Acting is contained – you act for three months, then leave it – but writing is the act of creation. Writing is dangerous.
Well it is sometimes difficult to act in another language.