A conversation with a versatile actress Anne-Cécile Bégot

Anne-Cécile Bégot is a versatile and talented actress. We recently interviewed her for our blog. Sharing it with our readers here.

Mazedar Team : Who or what inspired you to get into acting?
Anne-Cécile Bégot : Tippi Hedren, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore definitely inspired me to become an actress. So did the movies ‘The Hours’ by Stephen Daldry, ‘Marnie’ and ‘The Birds’ by Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Goodfellas’ by Martin Scorsese and ‘The Godfather’ by Francis Ford Coppola. The actors’ performances in these movies always resonated in me and my inner actress connected to them in ways that made me want to act.

Mazedar Team : Our readers would like to know about your character in Adam Ruins Everything ?
Anne-Cécile Bégot : Doing comedy, playing character and period roles really are my thing and I loved the idea of playing the role of a French farmer from the XVIth century who suddenly ends up and gets lost in the XXIst and who is amazed by all the modern things she discovers. The character Jacquouille la Fripouille from the French movie ” Les Visiteurs ” by Jean-Marie Poiré, which is actually one of my favorite French comedies really inspired me for that role and I was so excited at the idea that I was going to play a role similar to the characters from “Les Visiteurs “.

Mazedar Team : What’s the best part of being an actor?
Anne-Cécile Bégot : The magic of losing yourself in a character, it’s like a spiritual experience, a bit like when you meditate or as if you were floating, when you’re fully connected to yourself, grounded and in the moment. Usually after playing my character, I go back to myself and wonder what just happened!

Mazedar Team :  Anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Anne-Cécile Bégot : If there is one message I’d like to share through my acting career is to tell people to go after their dreams and to not get stuck in a career that is not meant for them just to please people. I lost 10 years of my life studying the wrong subject and pursuing the wrong career before I finally accepted the fact that I was an actress and that this was the only thing that made sense to me! I feel so fulfilled ever since I made that choice! Life is too short! Do what is truly important to you!

Mazedar Team : Tell us about your upcoming projects?
Anne-Cécile Bégot : Yes, I’ve been cast in a feature film. It’s a thriller/dark comedy and we’re going to start shooting mid-December in NYC.

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