Vanessa Paradis loved playing an "ugly" person in her new movie
The beautiful French actress stars as obsessive mother Jacqueline in `Café De Flore` and Vanessa was delighted to play a character who doesn`t rely on her looks.
She said: "This woman is rough but everything she does is out of pure love. There`s no seduction, no femininity in the character. The hair, the shoes, the outfits all played a big part in it, they`re quite ugly."
Vanessa - who has two children, Lily-Rose, 12 and Jack, 10, with partner Johnny Depp - also found it interesting to play a character who has nothing.
She told Stylist magazine: "For the first time I got to play someone who is so far away from myself. I haven`t done many movies and this was so exciting because Jacqueline has nothing in life - no husband, no money, no friends, no family - so the love she has for her little boy is everything. She doesn`t want to give up on him as society wants her to. She`s very brave but is also a monster of love and fear."