Are these truly her comments?
Reports of her outspoken criticism of everything from the state of her home country France is dying to previous co-stars such as her romantic lead in Anna Karenina, Sean Bean He is very ordinary may have given her a reputation as rather a difficult woman. She once famously upset the late President Mitterrand by telling him how much she disliked the glass pyramid that sits over the Louvre
Co-stars are learning to dread her post-film interviews, during which she has said of John Malkovich, "he thinks he is very intellectual", of Sean Bean that, "he is very ordinary", and of Michelle Pfeiffer that she is "boring".
DiCaprios crime at the height of his Titanic fame was to say that he wanted to work with her, drooling, She is as hot as it gets.
She stylishly swatted the suggestion away, dismissing DiCaprio as a child. What is he, 13 or-11? she asked imperiously. Perhaps I could play his nanny.
In similar fashion, she has publicly insulted other actors. Poor Sean Bean, with whom she starred in Anna Karenina, was just ordinary. Robert De Niro, whom she saw on a plane, was a funny little man I didnt even recognise. On meeting Bruce Willis, she said, she thought, So what? adding, He would never have turned my head. John Malkovich thinks hes really intellectual. As for Mel Gibson: Every scene in Braveheart was Mel, Mel, Mel.
She has also clashed with some of Frances most respected directors, suggesting that one the venerable Riccardo Freda should be in an old peoples home.