A whale of a time
actress Marion Cotillard has revealed she forged a close bond with the killer whales she appears alongside in new film Rust And Bone. She plays an orca trainer at a water park who is mutilated in a work accident in the French film from Jacques Audiard. Cotillard insists she had no fear of her huge co-stars. ‘‘I got to have a strong connection with the whales, even though I’m not very comfortable being in an environment where the animals are kept in captivity,’’ she says. ‘‘These big, magnificent animals in a swimming pool doesn’t make sense to me. But then there’s something very special with them because they’re huge, gigantic, beautiful and still wild.’’ Cotillard, who co-stars with Belgian Matthias Schoenaerts, picked up an Oscar for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in the 2007 biopic La Vie En Rose.