Amelie star takes on feisty role

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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.

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