California, its palm trees and its gigantic beaches … Since 2019, Mélanie Laurent, who is one of the jury members of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, has left France for put your bags in Los Angeles. A new life in the sun that the actress chose for love. The heroine ofInglourious Basterds made this radical choice after meeting his mate, an American whose identity she carefully preserves. “This decision to settle in the United States, I made it because our life together is here”, let the main person know to Madame Figaro, in November 2019. However, “nothing is set in stone”.
For the record, Mélanie Laurent had ruled out any idea of settling in Los Angeles, where his film was filmed Beginners in 2011, in an interview with It. “First, because I don’t have my license, so I feel completely dumped in LA”, declared the juror of the new edition of the Cannes Film Festival, adding that she was not “an adventurer”. We have to believe that times are changing …
Mélanie Laurent is not giving up on France, however
Flying to Los Angeles, Mélanie Laurent turned her life upside down. “I went from my small island to this megalopolis, where I get lost a bit sometimes, she confided to our colleagues of Madame Figaro. Fortunately, in Los Angeles, I live in a neighborhood where you can do everything on foot. ” She nevertheless kept strong ties to Paris, where she was born and where she kept “a foot on the ground”.
If thousands of kilometers separate the city of angels from the French capital, the actress has made a point of honor to take a few trips home to reunite with family and friends, especially during Fashion Week. The director of the documentary Tomorrow, dedicated to preserving the environment, was notably seen during Paris Fashion Week in February 2020.
Family life around the world
Mother of two young children, Léo (7 years old) and Mila (barely one year old), Mélanie Laurent leads her family life and her career simultaneously. This life at a hundred miles an hour, Mélanie Laurent counts well pass it on to his family and his youngest child, born from his relationship with his American companion. “She will travel a lot too, did she anticipate in her interview to Madame Figaro. I just gave him his passport. In three weeks, we will be leaving for Japan, Brazil, New York and France. ” And to add, with all the tenderness of a mother: “She’s very small, she looks like a princess …”
Article written with the collaboration of 6Medias.
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