Don’t look back: which actresses almost played the roles of Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the film Don’t turn around on Sunday July 11, 2021, from 9:05 p.m. on TF1 series films, Télé Star reveals the names of the actresses who almost played the characters of Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci.

Released in theaters in 2009, the film entitled Do not turn around, worn by Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci, will be broadcast on Sunday July 11, 2021, from 9:05 p.m. on TF1 series movies. Realized by Marina de Van, this feature film stages the story of the character of Jeanne, a writer who lives in Paris with her husband and two children. Amnesiac from her early childhood, she notices that things are starting to change around her. The arrangement of the furniture in her apartment, the decoration of it, and even the appearance of the people themselves, but she is the only one to notice these transformations.

At the beginning, Marina De Van had no actress in mind to play the role of Jeanne. In fact, the face of his main character reminded him of “rather rather abstract and plastic images, paintings by Bacon, speed effects … I thought a lot about these profiles of buildings that we destroyed to reconstruct them, where we still see the wallpaper, the location of the furniture, and also the scaffolding … The remains of the old and the beginning of the new … ” she explained. “Besides excellent actresses, I needed here a perfect balance in beauty, to avoid any misunderstanding about Jeanne’s anguish – this should not be the story of a beautiful woman who becomes ugly” added the filmmaker.

Don’t look back: Emmanuelle Devos and Béatrice Dalle were considered instead of Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci

Finally, when offering the role to Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci, the producer of the film sent them not only the screenplay, but also a DVD of the feature film In my skin. It was important for me that they see my first film, which was not glamorous, so that there would be no misunderstanding ” explained the director. However, Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci almost never appeared in this feature film. Indeed, at first, Marina De Van had considered giving the lead roles to Emmanuelle Devos and Béatrice Dalle. In addition, the film was not originally intended to be titled Do not turn around, more Other.

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