The French star - who was the first person to receive an Oscar for a foreign language performance when she won Best Actress accolade for her role in 2007`s `La Vie En Rose` - refuses to let her job take over her life but enjoys everything she gets to do.
She said: "I live as a girl who had big dreams and who is lucky enough to live those dreams while continuing to dream - while at the same time living a real life.
"I don`t want to be someone else. And I`m not going to let my job take me away from myself. I`m not going to be haunted or disturbed."
The 35-year-old beauty - who is currently expecting her first child with partner Guillaume Canet - also revealed her cinematic inspirations are classic comedy actors.
She told Empire magazine: "I admired Greta Garbo but I didn`t want to be her. I wanted to be Charlie Chaplin. I wanted to be Peter Sellers."