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31 Alluring Facts About The Beautiful Léa Seydoux That Will Blow Your Mind


Léa Seydoux, the gorgeous Bond Girl, who took the world for a ride with her performance as Emma in “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” has managed to make a name for herself in the Hollywood. In fact, her career is just starting and we would surely be seeing more of the French beauty in the future. So, it’s high time, we get to know the actress better. Here are some fascinating facts about her career that will make you love her more:

  1. Léa Seydoux was honored with the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, by the French Government in recognition of her contribution to the film industry, in the year 2016.
  2. She is the only actress in the history to have been in two major spy-genre movie franchises – the “James Bond” franchise as well as the “Mission Impossible” franchise.
  3. She was the lead Bond girl Dr. Madeleine Swann in “Spectre,” while also portraying the contract killer Sabine Moreau in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” She will also reprise her role as Dr. Madeleine Swann in the upcoming James Bond movie “No Time to Die.”
  4. This also makes her the first actress to play a non-regular Bond Girl in successive James Bond movies since the actress Eunice Gayson, who portrayed Sylvia Trench in the 1962 movie “Dr. No” and again in 1963 movie “From Russia With Love.”
  5. Léa Seydoux and her co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos’s nudity from “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” was ranked at #4 on the list of “The Top 150 Greatest Celebrity Nude Scenes of All Time” by Mr. Skin in August 2014.
  6. In the movie “The Command,” director Thomas Vinterberg decided to have her character of Tanya Averina, a pregnant woman, when he met Seydoux for the first time. She was actually in the third trimester of her pregnancy.
  7. Before the audition for the lead Bond girl role of Dr. Madeleine Swann in 2015 “Spectre,” she drank some alcohol, which led to her forgetting lines and botching up her reading.
  8. She requested the filmmakers if she could audition again another day, which they permitted. She stood out in the second audition, and was offered the role.
  9. Despite getting the chance to audition again, she never ever thought she would be successful and was too nervous to perform. She firmly believed she will not be able to land the role.
  10. Talking about casting her in the role of Emma, director Abdellatif Kechiche said that he felt Seydoux “shared her character’s beauty, voice, intelligence and freedom.”
  11. He had actually cast her around ten months even before principal photography for the movie. He said that he felt Seydoux “has something of an Arabic soul,” that makes her very special.
  12. In the 2010 movie “Dear Prudence,” her character Prudence Friedmann’s mother Arlette Friedmann, is actually played by her real mother Valérie Schlumberger, famously known for her roles in “À Nos Amours” and “Zanzibar.”
  13. Before accepting the role of Emma in “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” she had certain conditions for director Abdellatif Kechiche, and that she would do anything else required.
  14. The conditions were – she will not smoke real cigarettes, she will not have real sex on camera, and she will not wear her own clothes. She also refused to have her character’s name of Emma, changed to her own name.
  15. She gained widespread attention with her role as Junie de Chartres in Christophe Honoré’s “The Beautiful Person,” which earned her the 2009 Chopard Award at the Cannes Film Festival for “Best Upcoming Actress” as well as a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actress.
  16. In preparation for her role as Emma in “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” she undertook painting and sculpture lessons.She also did an extensive reading on arts and philosophies. She even visited various museums before the filming commenced.
  17. It was reported that Woody Allen, impressed with her photographs, chose her role as Gabrielle in “Midnight in Paris,” after a very short phone call, asking just two questions.
  18. In addition to all this, director Abdellatif Kechiche had Seydoux attend training sessions to tone up her physique for the masculine characteristics of the arts student role. Kechihe had also requested Seydoux to watch the movies of Marlon Brando and James Dean, in an effort to learn their traits.
  19. Some of the movie posters of “Spectre” featured the James Bond Daniel Craig along with Léa Seydoux, Dr. Madeleine Swann, looking so perfect in a blue dress.
  20. For the movie “The Command,” it was initially decided to have an American cast and was in search for an American female lead. However, the director, along with the producers, decided to make it a European project and had her cast as the female lead.
  21. While filming the sex scenes in the “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” she and her co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos, would laugh and joke around, making it easier for them. They could eventually loosen up and get comfortable around each other to shoot the scenes.
  22. Léa Seydoux has been in a relationship with André Meyer, since the year 2013. The couple had their first son – George Meyer, born on January 18, 2017.
  23. Months before the filming of “Blue Is the Warmest Colour” commenced, she cropped her hair and dyed it blue by a barber in Paris’ 18th arrondissement.
  24. Throughout the entire duration of filming, she had to re-dye her hair for continuity. Most of the times, it was the director Abdellatif who colored her hair for her.
  25. She provided the voice and her likeness to the character of Fragile in Hideo Kojima’s video game “Death Stranding” in the year 2018.
  26. While the on-screen relationship between Seydoux and her co-star Exarchopoulos in “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” is not real, they have become very close friend during the production of the movie.
  27. Despite not knowing each other prior to filming this movie, their friendship bloomed very much helping them to perform better. Both the stars did even not have any previous experience with lesbianism.
  28. She worked on a short film for Prada with director Wes Anderson, in the early 2013. The director was very much impressed with her work that he invited her to join the cast of his movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” as Clotilde.
  29. More than one year before the filming of “Blue Is the Warmest Colour” commenced, she started working with director Abdellatif Kechiche, in an effort to have her character shaped better.
  30. Seydoux was featured on the list of “Best Performances” of 2013 by W Magazine, for her performance as Emma in “Blue Is the Warmest Colour.”
  31. Léa Seydoux Net Worth: $5 Million
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