There is more to the 32-year-old gorgeous Academy Award-nominated French actress, Marion Cotillard, than we knew. She is probably best known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as ??dith Piaf in 2007’s La Môme (also known as La Vie En Rose). Cotillard’s own life had traces of the sorrow, depression and suffering which she portrayed so magnificently as ??dith Piaf in the movie.
The Oscar-nominee admits that she was struck with such intense depression at the age of nine that she didn’t want to continue living. Questioning the purpose of her exispence in the world, she came to the conlusion that it’s have been way better had she been not born at all.
I really started to ask myself, ‘What am I doing here? What are human beings doing here?’ I so wanted to understand, and I didn’t. What I (wanted) in my mind was something like a perfect world, with a perfect understanding of everything. I thought that people were logical about life and respect and love. And when I started realising it was not that way at all, I felt I didn’t want to live.
Such deep philosophical thinking and intense cynicism regarding life in a nine-year-old is not only rare but terribly unfortunate and shocking as well. However, she clarifies that she never attempted, or even contemplated, suicide. She adds that she deeply loves life and was only searching for answers. We don’t know what led to this frame of mind at such a tender age. We would probably never know what anybody ever did to her o imbibe in her the idea that people are not logical, respectful or loving. We can only wish her happiness in her coming years.
Source: Female First