Lea Seydoux paranoid after Paris attacks
Lea Seydoux has never been scared of terrorism, but was paranoid for weeks after the 2015 Paris attacks.
The French actress was born and raised in the suburbs of the French capital, and found herself "a few metres away" from the horrific events that took place in November (15). A total of 130 people died, with spots such as the Bataclan theatre targeted, and Lea felt the impact of the violence.
"It was very strange... I stayed in my house for a week and I didn’t go out," she recalled to Britain's Elle magazine. "I was obsessed by the news... I was just very sad. And it was like a big giant depression all over Paris and everybody was talking about this, obsessed with it. And for me, I mean, I don’t think I’m scared of terrorism. I don’t want to lose my freedom because of that. I want to still live like normal. But even me, I was paranoid for a few weeks."
Lea has battled her own demons in the past, such as suffering from depression. The condition began at the beginning of her acting career and she remembers how difficult she found the lifestyle. While other up-and-coming talent may view their rise to fame as "exciting", Lea was in a state of extreme melancholy and found the world a "terrible" place.
Luckily, she was able to move past this period and is now one of the hottest actresses in the industry, with movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel and Spectre to her name. Lending her voice to the sexism in film issue, Lea admits she thinks the business is "misogynistic", but she doesn't let it affect her as a performer.
"It's because of what we ask of actresses," she explained of her choice of wording. "We ask them to be sensitive, fragile, desirable. And men? We ask them to be strong and virile. But you can turn this into a strength. Because when I decide to do nudity, it’s something that I decide. I feel that I have the choice. I’m fine with it. I think it becomes a problem when you feel the victim, when you victimise yourself. I’m never the victim."
- Cover Media