8 insiders about ‘The Artist’


Being a silent film, actress Berenice Bejo had to work without dialogues for the first time but what she found exciting and challenging was trying to imitate an American actress who was very unlike her. She says, “The challenge was to try and focus on the body language, but the rest of it was finding a way of being an American actress. I think of American actors -- they take up a lot of space, they talk really loud, they talk with their hands. So I had to find that, since being a French actor, everything is more petite.”

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