Interview with Keira Knightley

The director of the previous four Coco Mademoiselle videos was your friend Joe Wright, the author of Atonement and Anna Karenina. A new video was shot by Johan Renck. What was it like to work with him?

It was great! Johan is cool! He worked on the series like "Vikings", "Breaking Bad", "The Walking Dead", they speak for themselves! He also shoots music videos for Madonna and Beyonce. The video for the song Blackstar by David Bowie was also directed by him. Johan has an interesting vision that I like. And in general, it is very easy to communicate with him. He also has a great sense of humor.

How do you like the script for the new video?

I like the single storyline that runs through all the videos. Coco Mademoiselle lives a rich life, seduces beautiful strangers, but in the end, always escapes from a guy who is in love with her. She remains a mystery to him. The new video is even better. Yet it is a little bit different from the other 3 videos. This time, our Mademoiselle is having a party in her own apartment, where she meets a tattooed handsome man. You have to see the rest, that’s all that I am going to tell you.

The aroma of Coco Mademoiselle has just come out in a rich version that is called Intense. Did you like this transformation?

Yes, I really like this version, it has a sense of rebelliousness to it. This is an aroma for a cool girl who likes to have fun. She follows her desires and always gets what she wants.

Your heroine has a bright eye makeup and a particularly casual hairstyle. Who created this image?

Lucia Pica did both makeup and hairstyle. By the way, this is one of my favorite image of the last few years. Recently, Lucia advised me to try out Palette Essentielle, in which there is a concealer, a highlighter, and a rouge! This is my favorite makeup kit that I use every single day.

Do makeup and hairstyle help in your work?

Yes, they do. Sometimes they are of paramount importance! For example, a Disney version of The Nutcracker will be released this year, in which I played Sugar Plum. It took them hours to get me ready: they whitened my skin, painted my eyebrows purple, got me covered with sparkles. I had to wear a pink wig that looked like a three-story cake. But after all of that work, it wasn’t all that hard to get ready for such a role.

Tell us about your daughter! How do you manage to combine a busy schedule (three premieres this year) with being a mother?

I have a strong “support group” - a terrific husband, a lovely mother and a father-in-law! My daughter is now two and a half years old, and she is defiantly a feisty little devil. If I sit in a chair, she will run circles around me for hours.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I used to love to read books alone or just walk around a city. But now I just don’t have enough time for that. And even if I dedicate some time to watch a movie, I’ll just fall asleep. I just switch off, whether it is bright or dark outside. I love shooting in Paris and always try to find time to relax there. For example, to go for a couple of cocktails at the Ritz Hotel Bar called Hemingway - they are simply amazing there! By the way, I’ve noticed that in Parisian restaurants there is always a free table for one person. London is different. If you are going to a restaurant alone in the evening, people will think: “What is she doing?” And in Paris, this is normal. “Do you have a table for one person? Sure!” This is another proof that the image of an independent and mysterious woman that is not afraid of the condemnation of society Coco Mademoiselle could only happen in Paris!

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