Pauline Etienne, who stunned us all with her fantastic turn in The Nun, has recently made the move not only to England, but into comedy, taking a starring role in Toby MacDonald’s charming boarding school set rom-com Old Boys. The Belgian, who has spent the majority of her career in France, spoke to The Hot Corn out in Macau at the international film festival, as she became the latest talent to tell us all about her very favourite movies.
What’s the first movie you ever fell in love with? I think the first movie I saw was Titanic, and I remember was not allowed to see the movie because it was late, and we were at home and I had to sleep, and my parents were downstairs and I remember I sneaked away to turn on the TV and watch part of the movie and then go back in my room after. It was the first movie I saw.
What is the one film you never get tired of watching? The Notebook. It’s a really beautiful love story, and the actors are great. I’m a sensitive girl!
What’s your favourite movie soundtrack? Hmm… I don’t know, there are so many!
What’s your guilty pleasure? It’s actually going to be a TV show, it’s Glee [Laughs[. I love musicals and I can watch musicals again and again and again. Like French musicals by Jacques Demy, I love those. Also musicals with Audrey Hepburn, I just love it.
What’s the one scene that always makes you cry? I don’t know, sorry. I never cry in the same places when I watch a movie again, it depends on the feelings I have in the moment, I think.
What’s your favourite ever English film? Old Boys. No, seriously, there’s a lot of movies. I love historical movies. I loved The Danish Girl. I just discovered it and I was amazed by this actor, he’s so great.