Dublin’s Evening Herald newspaper recently interviewed Christina Ricci about her work in Bel Ami. This is a great read, I encourage you to read the full article. Here is a snippet of what you can look forward to!
Ricci plays Clotilde de Marelle, the most consistent, and understanding, lover of the cad in question, Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson), accepting of his other dalliances, and his opportunistic marriage to the wealthy Madeleine Forestier (Uma Thurman). Rounding out an impressive trio of women is Kristin Scott Thomas as the unhappy wife of Georges’ cruel boss (a huffing and cigar-puffing Colm Meaney).
With Ricci’s character having been played on screen before by the likes of Hilde Hildebrand in 1937 and Angela Lansbury in 1947, I ask her if she felt the need to go exploring previous interpretations of Clotilde.