Marion Cotillard's Scary-Sexy W Cover

Jackie Willis
The Insider
Marion Cotillard's Scary-Sexy W Cover

Marion Cotillard looked like a character out of American Horror Story or a Tim Burton film when she posed for W magazine's artistic (and a little creepy) cover.

Displaying a super-cinched waist, the lady in red doesn't seem to mind that there are hands coming out of the backdrop! Coincidentally, the French actress, 37, commented on her big acting break in America with none other than director Tim Burton. "I was a big fan of Beetlejuice, and I really wanted to work with Tim Burton," she told W of her part in Big Fish. "I remember I kept the pages of the scenes under my pillow for a month. I don't know if that's why I got the part, but I know I wished for it every night."

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She added, "I always wanted to express myself by being someone other than myself. I needed to experience the human soul—something more than just my soul. I wasn’t enough! When I was 10 or 11, I played an angry housekeeper in a play at camp. I was yelling at everyone. I remember the feeling I had when it was over. I really loved it."

Check out The Dark Knight Rises star's peculiar photo shoot in the latest issue of W magazine.

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