Clémence Poésy Talks Karaoke Songs, Selfies in New Interviews
Actress Clémence Poésy, best known to Harry Potter fans for her portrayal of Fleur Delacour, is currently promoting two of her latest projects, the thriller film The Ones Below and the second season of the Sky Atlantic television series The Tunnel. In new interviews with the British editions of both Elle and InStyle, Poésy discusses everything from her favorite karaoke song to her views on selfies.
In her interview with InStyle UK, Poésy discusses her roles in both The Ones Below and The Tunnel. On her character Kate in The Ones Below, she shares,
I think she is incredibly lonely. Kate watches people more than she does things; she observes life more than she experiences it. So it was an interesting character to approach.
And although she plays a detective named Elise in The Tunnel, Poésy says that she isn’t a fan of the crime genre:
Not really. I was always more interested in telling the story of the friendship between my character and Karl [played by Stephen Dillane]. I think it’s quite rare that you get to watch a man and woman working together and not falling in love or ending up in bed together.
She also addresses on-screen nudity and her past role in 2012’s Birdsong, which also starred Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘s Eddie Redmayne:
It depends on the film and the story you’re trying to tell. You can be comfortable one day and then not the next. Or comfortable with what it brings to one film and not entirely convinced what it could bring to another one.
Additionally, when asked about Harry Potter “fan mania,” Poésy reveals that she never expected Harry Potter to be so huge:
Once there were some sweet boys waiting outside a theatre wearing Hogwarts costumes. Because my part was so small, I never knew it was going to make such a difference in my life. I remember I had to choose between going to the equivalent of RADA in France and doing Harry Potter. At the time I thought it was going to be a really small thing, but I’m still asked about it in every interview I do, as the scale of it is so big.
In the interview, Poésy explains that she is only on Instagram because someone had made an account that others believed to be hers. Don’t expect to see any selfies from her any time soon, however:
Selfies will kill us. I really didn’t want to join, but there was a fake account that people started believing was mine. I only post covers of books, posters for films and sometimes music. I try not to use it as a tool for endless self-promotion. I think it’s going to change our brains, but not for the better. That kind of self-centred thing – how did we go from people inviting us [‘]round to show us their holiday albums, and thinking that was the most boring way to spend an evening, to this?
In her interview with Elle UK, Poésy was given a number of rapid-fire questions to answer about herself. Among her answers, she shares that the books on her bedside table are Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders and Peace, Love & Potatoes by John Hegley:
They are everything I need before going to bed[:] funny, loving, witty and peaceful words – and a few root vegetables.
Her go-to karaoke song? Well, it sounds like she might not have one:
I love karaoke, but I’m terrible at it. I can only scream loudly and usually out of tune with big groups of people who don’t care if I’m ruining the song or not.
However, her “good mood song” is, as she explains,
Anything by Belle and Sebastian; it’s the best cooking music ever. It allows you to dance just the right amount without entirely ruining the dish you’re about to serve to your friends.
Take a look at Clémence Poésy’s photoshoot with InStyle UK below!
The Ones Below is now in theaters in the UK and is set to be released in the US on May 27.
The second season of The Tunnel, called The Tunnel: Sabotage, begins on Sky Atlantic on April 5.