Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver were forced to “fake cunnilingus” while singing for their new film, Annette.
The 45-year-old French actress and 37-year-old Driver were at the Cannes Film Festival to launch their latest project, directed by Leos Carax, and Marion discovered the bizarre sex scenes they had to film for their roles. husband and wife who used unusual singing in the bedroom.
Speaking in Cannes, she said: “In most classical musicals, you pre-record your songs and then play them back on set. But there Leos wanted everything to be completely alive.
“This complicated the set: we sang in very difficult positions, crawled on our backs or imitated cunnilingus; acrobatic stances that technically modify your song [the way you sing]…
“But this was the effect Leos was looking for: he wanted the voices to change, to interfere with the real [situation]… “
Marion was intrigued by Carax’s vision because a musical film that tells the story of a titled young girl born with a special gift is the first thing she can remember in which the characters have sex.
She said, “Oddly enough, we never see people fucking or doing trivial things in musical comedies.
Annette is Karax’s English-language debut and his first film since 2012’s Holy Motors. It features the music of the Sparks group.