COFFEE OR TEA?: Louis Vuitton hosted a breakfast for its VIP guests in a Space Age-themed luxury lounge before its show in the courtyard of the Louvre museum — but not everyone was hungry. As “Skins” star Kaya Scodelario tucked into miniature pastries, French actress Bérénice Bejo turned down a plate of layered chocolate slices. “It’s a little early for that, isn’t it?” she said.
Bejo revealed she is about to start filming “The Past” with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who this year won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film with “A Separation.” Unlike Jean Dujardin, her costar in “The Artist,” she has no plans to cross the pond at present. “Working in the United States is not an end in itself. What is interesting is meeting people who are great at what they do,” she said.
Scodelario will soon be on the set of “Southcliffe,” a four-part series about the aftermath of a mass shooting, directed by Sean Durkin for British network Channel 4. The British actress is keeping a level head about predictions that she is about to vault into the league of Hollywood leading ladies. “It’s lovely, but for me, I just want to work. I really like my job, and whether that be in England or Hollywood or in the middle of a forest somewhere, it’s fine,” she said with a laugh.
French actress Céline Sallette is preparing for the November release of “Capital” by Greek director Costa-Gavras, which depicts the ruthless world of investment banking. “He paints them as spoiled, badly behaved children. It’s a jungle,” she noted.
Natalia Vodianova, flanked by boyfriend Antoine Arnault, sported a pair of blue stiletto pumps with a sparkly crown design on the heel — part of a capsule collection she designed for Russian low-cost shoe retailer Centro to benefit her Naked Heart Foundation.
Dubbed Fairytale, the line launched last week in 280 stores and is selling fast. “We’re going to continue collaborating. We would like to build a play park, and so the idea is that when a woman buys a pair of shoes, she’s contributing back to her community, maybe to her own child,” she said.
The Russian model has also spent part of the week with a BBC television crew. “They’re filming over 20 people, and it’s about the last 10 years and how the world has changed. They’re going to India, they’re going to China, Brazil, all these emerging and important economies right now, and doing a piece on influential people,” she explained.