The first thing that struck me on entering the room was not the face, but the voice. I can only describe the timbre as a rich low lush sound with a very calming roundness. If she were a singer she would be an alto with an exceptionally wide vocal range. As I entered the suite I saw the face behind the voice and the two elements melded together like that of a keystone that fits in to the top of a classically elegant arch. There is a confidence in her tone and demeanor that is intensified when seeing the physical beauty behind it. In greeting me she put out her hand gracefully and gave me a full and warm welcoming smile.
She is Bérénice Lim Marlohe. Bérénice was born in Paris, France of mixed ancestry, daughter to a French mother and a Cambodian-Chinese father. Her mother is a teacher and her father a doctor. She originally held aspirations of becoming a concert pianist, as well as an artist, studying at the prestigious French Arts School Conservatoire de Paris for ten years.
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Bérénice has an incredibly witty sense of humor. She is also extremely bright and can spar with the creme de la creme of the intellectual community. Who knows, perhaps she might get a Guest Starring role in “The Big Bang Theory”. Bérénice is known to be a strong believer in fate and telepathy. During the interview, she claimed to have dreamt of acting alongside Javier Bardem six months before the Bond audition. After the dream, she knew that everything would be fine and felt a sense of peacefulness and calm. It was not until the second audition for Skyfall that someone actually mentioned to her that Javier might also be cast. Of course we now know that the both of them were cast in Skyfall with Daniel Craig as the illustrious James Bond. So all in all, it came together for her like a classic Fairy Tale with a Happy Ending. As to our impression of the film? It is unequivocally the Best Bond Film ever and deserves to be nominated for several academy awards. So, go and see it! it is Absolutely “Bondelicious!”
We finally sat down with Bérénice Marlohe after a wonderful long day of shooting for Harper’s BAZAAR at the Palace Hotel de Crillon for a little tete a tete. We hope you enjoy this vignette as much as we did. Frédérique and I really enjoyed making this video and it was a “wonderful way to cap off a day”. Hey, that rhymes!
See all of the Photos from the Shoot HERE
Actress: Bérénice Lim Marlohe
Photography by Benjamin Kanarek
Creative Directors, Benjamin Kanarek & Frédérique Renaut
Video Direction, Frédérique Renaut
Styling by Sohei Yoshida
Photo Assistant: Benoît Tremblay
Stylist Assistants: Haruka Suzuki, Eric Waroll,
Digital Retouching: Sebastian Reuter
Special Thanks to ZeM for the track on the Bérénice Marlohe Video
“Starting you up again“written & performed by ZeM
from the “Heavy duty Burden” Album
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© 2005 Krecords
Special Thanks to
Hôtel de Crillon, Paris