Clémence Poésy Works the Season’s Chicest ’50s Shapes for InStyle UK July 2020
Clémence Poésy is featured in the July 2020 issue of InStyle magazine, the UK edition. In a special editorial, the beautiful 29-year-old French actress works the season’s chicest Fifties shapes and she also sits down for a chat and dishes on relationships and career, fashion and style. “Someone described my style the other day as a 14-year-old boy from the Nineties, which I wasn’t sure how to take,” the actress reveals with a laugh.
Clémence stars alongside Eddie Redmayne in the BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s ‘Birdsong’. On working with Eddie, the actress admits that, “How could you not enjoy working with Eddie? He’s the loveliest guy. I felt a bit sorry for him, though, as when I arrived on set, they’d just finished filming the war scenes. All the lads left and he was stuck with this French girl!”
Well, being a celebrity also means being constantly in the public eye. When it comes to love and relationships, Poésy has one rule and admits she wants to keep things for herself and not talk about this topic. “My rule is simply not to talk about it. I think you should never open that door,” the lovely actress confesses.
Clémence recalls that her mother, a teacher, and her father, an actor, took her and her sister to the theatre. And the actress was mesmerized by what she saw there. “At the Théâtre du Soleil [an avant-garde Parisian theatre group] there was a room you could look into and see the actors getting ready,” Clémence Poésy told InStyle. “It seemed this magical world that I wanted to be part of.”
Poésy became famous in 2020 with her role as Fleur Delacour in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. “Nothing compares to the experience of working on that size of film. I had to learn to scuba dive for the lake scenes. That’s the fun thing about acting – you pick up all these random skills,” the actress says about this experience.
Clémence is not only renowned for her acting talent but also for her unique style. She is a Paris front-row regular and Chanel ambassador. “The luck of being an actress is you get to work closely with some incredible designers. I have so much admiration for people who make these beautiful clothes, so I try to know my stuff when I meet them,” she admits in her short interview with InStyle.
For her role as Queen Isabella in a BBC film of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’, the gorgeous starlet had to learn the 16th-century language which she found a little bit stressful. “I felt like a newborn baby learning to talk again. Ben was polite enough to pretend he was finding it just as hard!” Still, she enjoys working with Brits. “They’re always so kind to everyone on set,” she added.
Despite her impeccable acting skills, Clémence ‘doesn’t like to take her work too seriously’. “A director once asked me to stop laughing between takes, because the scene we were working on was very sad. Personally, I think it’s good to have a little break, to remember it’s all just a pretence,” she told InStyle.
Photos courtesy of InStyle UK