French actress Clémence Poésy enjoys international success for roles in both her native language and English. She is known for playing the character Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter films, James Franco’s girlfriend in 127 hours, and Chloe, the mysterious young woman who sells drugs in Martin Magdonah’s Oscar-nominated film In Bruges.
Clemence has been studying the Alexander Technique with Agnes de Brunhoff, her teacher in Paris, for several years to find enormous freedom and to connect on a deeper level with her characters. She is very enthusiastic about the work and says: “I am more than ever cherishing the freedom the Alexander Technique creates and working on its application on the singing voice quite a lot.”
For her new film about Joan of Arc, Silence of Joan, Clemence wanted to prepare with Jean-Louis and came to Los Angeles for coaching. She wanted more intense on-set lessons to deal with the physical and emotional demands of the role. Unfortunately, being a low budget indie film there was no budget to bring Jean-Louis, but they are both looking forward to working together on a new project.
The film opens in France on January 1, 2012.
Watch trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnJ0I7-IWqU