Amelie star takes on feisty role
AUDREY Tautou is perched, bird-like, on the edge of her chair, looking exactly like the timid little Amelie she is so well known for playing. But as she gabbles away in French to the two women primping and preening her, she bursts into a hearty laugh as she shares in an, apparently, rather cheeky joke. This mischievous side is one she has in common with her character in new French romantic comedy Beautiful Lies. Directed by Pierre Salvadori, Tautou stars as feisty hairdresser Emilie, who is so focused on mending her mother’s broken heart that she doesn’t notice love is beckoning. “When I read the script I loved it so much, I thought it was so funny,” she revealed. “My part was a real gift so I was thrilled.” Edgy hairdresser Emilie is working hard to get her new salon off the ground, while at the same time trying to help her mother Maddy find love again, just as her father is remarrying. When she receives an anonymous love letter from her handyman Jean, Emilie is too busy to wonder who her admirer is, and gets herself into a tangle of lies by forwarding the letter to her mother to try to cheer her up.
Beautiful Lies is released tomorrow.
CHEEKY: Audrey Tautou in Beautiful Lies.