18 May 2011

Rampling shudders at the memory of watching Angelina Jolie process up the red carpet for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life the previous evening. "She must have been there 20 minutes. And when I thought about what it meant, being there for all that time, not even speaking, I thought: Well, that’s what I never, ever could do. I know the power of my look, of who I am. And I’ll turn it on for the film or the photo session. But it’s a question of knowing what you can and can’t take. It would burn me. I would be absolutely burned."

Charlotte Rampling, full interview here.