Camille Cottin is having a great year thus far.
Cottin is starring alongside Matt Damon in Tom McCarthy’s award-winning film Stillwater (in theaters on Friday) and Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in Ridley Scott’s buzzy crime drama House of Gucci later in 2011. In addition to her dazzling performance in Call My Agent, she also appeared in the international hit film Once Upon a Time. A fifth season and a TV movie have been picked up for the acclaimed show (available on Netflix).
Born in Paris, she spent her teen years in London when her family moved due to her stepfather’s job. She eventually became a high school teacher shortly before she began her career in acting. Within the last decade, Camille made her name for herself in the industry with television shows to her name such as The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts, Connasse, and most recently Killing Eve.
A stand-out premiere in Cannes this month, Stillwater stars Cottin as Virginie, a French single mother who crosses paths with Damon’s Bill, a father trying to exonerate the daughter he killed (Abigail Breslin).
This week, The Knockturnal interviews Cottin about her upcoming film Stillwater and what inspired her to make the character Virginie so real. She also discusses how she prepared for those difficult scenes during filming.
Stillwater makes its world premiere in theaters on July 30, 2021.