Actress Kate Moran took a trip down memory lane with fellow actress and friend Mélanie Thierry. Together they discuss Mélanie’s unusual start in acting, how inhabiting a character is like giving birth and what it was like to work with Spike Lee on his latest movie, Da 5 Bloods, where she found herself to be the only female actress in the cast.
Kate Moran. At what age did you start performing? Or was there a play or a film that you saw and thought, “Oh I want to do that?”
Mélanie Thierry. The thing is, I started pretty young, I was a teenager, and everything arrived completely by accident when I was like 14 or 15. I did my first movie when I was 16, and what was strange was that I grew up in the suburbs in a place that is very nice, very warm, but far away from the cinema world. And when I started, I didn’t have this sacred fire, it isn’t like I had this desire to be an actress deep inside me, I didn’t have any idols or references because everything happened by accident..