Léa Seydoux: Lesbian film Blue is the Warmest Colour ‘was a male fantasy’
Actress Léa Seydoux has continued to vent about her ‘awful’ experience filming lesbian drama Blue is the Warmest Colour.
The star, who appears in the latest Bond blockbuster Spectre, found fame through the 2013 French film – but has spoken on several occasions of her ‘horrible’ experience filming it.
Blue is the Warmest Colour (French title: La Vie d’Adèle) charts the life of a woman coming to terms with her sexuality, and picked up several prizes last year across film festivals, including the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Seydoux has hit out repeatedly at the film’s director-producer Abdellatif Kechiche, whose obsessiveness about details often led her and co-star Adèle Exarchopolous to perform as many as 100 takes per scene.
Speaking to the Guardian, she said: “Without a doubt, yes, I think it was [a male fantasy].
“It’s bound to be if a man makes a film about two women. But it’s a film that has its own truth, its own power.”
She added of Kechiche, who she has pledged to never work with again: “He’s not someone I detest.
“I sometimes dream about him – but I’m not mad at him.
“As for the controversy, it happened, but I don’t regret what I said. What remains is the film.”
The film found acclaim from critics, however – and picked up the coveted Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.