COUNTRY RELATIONS: Guests at the Chloé show in Paris on Sunday included Gemma Arterton, who is in town shooting director Anne Fontaine’s upcoming “Gemma Bovary.”
“It’s based on ‘Madame Bovary,’ but it’s a contemporary version about an English girl instead of a French girl. I play Gemma, which is weird, because we have the same name,” she said. “It’s the first time I’ve made a French-language film, so I’m quite nervous.”
Ana Girardot also plays a provincial character in “Le beau monde,” which is shooting now. “It’s a great part — a young girl from a small town who goes to Paris and is faced with a world she doesn’t know,” she said. In January, the French actress will appear opposite Niels Schneider in “Romeo and Juliet” at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin.
Elettra Wiedemann was in town for modeling assignments with French Vogue and Madame Figaro, and was gearing up for season two of her cooking show “Elettra’s Goodness” on Vogue’s YouTube channel. Ever the multitasker, she has also been writing for magazines such as Teen Vogue and Tank.
“I wrote a lot in graduate school, so I’m trained to write. I never expected to write for fashion magazines, but people have been asking more and more and so I’m accepting, and it’s fun,” she said.