06 June 2009

Audrey Tautou IS Coco Chanel


I've heard great things about the new Coco Chanel biopic that lands stateside this fall starring Ms. Tautou (she plays Coco. duh.). Adoring the beautiful Audrey Tautou is a very easy thing to do; she's sort of like a french Audrey Hepburn. In fact, I can see her reprising many roles that Audrey Hepburn established with elan: Charade (w/ Cary Grant), Roman Holiday (w/ Gregory Peck), even Breakfast at Tiffany's (w/ Buddy Ebsen). Okay, he shows up only at the end, but he was married to her in the film. Is that sacrilege? Quick sidebar, when I was a kid, about 9 yrs-old, I learned to scuba dive in Buddy's pool on his ranch in Malibu Cyn. His kids were friends with my older brothers.

Back to Audrey and Audrey, it's not hard to imagine the converse being true as well, viz., Audrey Hepburn running around Europe with Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code, much like she gallivanted about Europe in Charade and Roman Holiday. She was such a class act and person, let alone a fine actress, and she is sorely missed.

The following commercial for Chanel No. 5 was released on 5 May 2009 (5th month, 5th day) putting perhaps too fine a point on their new ad campaign. Audrey Tautou's acting fee in this campaign is reported to be north of $4million American. Not a bad payday for 3 weeks work. Audrey worked with the same director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (see this GREAT interview with him here on the "making of") as she did on Amelie and Very Long Engagement.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love both Audrey Tautou and Hepburn! What a beautiful commercial.

K. said...

Ditto for me...although I need more exposure to Audrey T. before I love her as much as I love Audrey H. And those Chanel commercials are all genius! They are so terribly romantic...they really know what women want! I love the Nicole Kidman one...

lbwDESIGN said...

i love audrey and audrey!!! thank you for the post. the commercial makes me want to dig up my 20 year old bottle of numero cinq!

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Tina Tarnoff said...

I LOVE Audrey and Audrey! Both so gracefull and lovely. Can't wait to see Coco!

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