Christina Ricci praises her Bel Ami co-star Robert Pattinson in a new video interview which you can watch above.
The actress plays Clotilde de Marelle in the erotic political thriller, which is released in the UK today (March 9). Her character falls under the spell of Pattinson’s amoral and ambitious Georges Duroy.
Speaking about the role, Ricci said: “What I thought was great about playing this character was it gave me an opportunity to play somebody who we as an audience can see her experience pain and heartbreak for the first time. She’s someone for who everything’s always been great and she’s just always had fun in her life, and that to me was very interesting.”
She went on to pay tribute to Pattinson, saying, “He’s such a good actor and he comes to work prepared and focussed. He has the perfect amount of intensity for this part, but of anything was ever awkward or uncomfortable, we were able to make fun of ourselves and each other. ‘This is going to be a comfortable day, glad to see we’re both in our underwear!'”
Speaking about the 19th century Paris-set film’s appeal, Ricci added: “It’s a really interesting movie, and it’s a thought-provoking film. There are some great performances in it and it’s beautiful. I know that this is a different take on the sort of normal romantic period piece, but I think that’s what makes it interesting and really alluring.”
Bel Ami co-stars Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott-Thomas.Video