Charlotte Gainsbourg is the September cover girl for Interview Russia and Interview Germany. The cover is incredibly understated yet powerful and Charlotte looks amazing… a natural beauty indeed.
Inside the magazine’s september issues we are treated to an interview with the actress and singer, where she talks about ‘film shoots, the role of provocation in art and her sense of moderation in real life’. Check out a preview to the interview below:
AITKEN: But what is acting for you?
GAINSBOURG: I’m acting all the time. Seriously. I can hear myself talking to you now and it’s already acting. I hate realizing that about myself.
AITKEN: In terms of art it is very uncertain if there is any differentiation between fiction and non-fiction. Where does the border lie?
GAINSBOURG: No idea. Do you think you can be authentic enough yourself?
AITKEN: I don’t know.
GAINSBOURG: Because I think I can’t. For instance, I have to fight politeness all the time, because I find it prevents you from being who you are.
AITKEN: So there is a ferocious she-wolf underneath your sheep’s clothing?
GAINSBOURG: Precisely! (laghs)
AITKEN: Release the beast! When did you start acting?
GAINSBOURG: When I was 12. My mother would always take me on her shoots. She was in a film called La Pirate, which had a girl only a few years older than me. Apparently I looked at her with such fierce eyes and jealousy that my mother realised at once that I was interested. She wrote a note later that year, saying, “They’re looking for a girl your age, you should go.” She didn’t say anything aloud so that there would be no pressure, but she meant it. I saw the note coming back from school and then went and made these tests.
Interview: Doug Aitken
Photo: Driu Crilly & Tiago Martel
Style: Karen Kaiser
The Interview Russia and Interview Germany September issues will be available on newsstands on August 21.