Marion Cotillard graces the December cover of W Magazine wearing Dior Couture, of course.

The French actress wore this same coat in black last week, whereas LeeLee Sobieski wore the same red coat during Fashion Week.

Tim Walker shot the cover and the accompanying editorial, featuring the actress wearing pieces by Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Lanvin, Valentino and a very avant-garde Iris Van Herpen look.

With ‘Rust and Bone’ set to hit theatres on November 23rd, Marion talked to the mag about her acting inspiration, her childhood, her first American movie, ‘Big Fish’, and her Oscar experience.

You can read some highlights below. The whole interview can be read over at Wmagazine.com.

On her acting inspiration: “Both my parents were actors, and their favorite was Charlie Chaplin. My mother’s favorite actress was Greta Garbo.”

On whether she was a dramatic child: “I always wanted to express myself by being someone other than myself. I needed to experience the human soul—something more than just my soul. I wasn’t enough! When I was 10 or 11, I played an angry housekeeper in a play at camp. I was yelling at everyone. I remember the feeling I had when it was over. I really loved it.”

On her first major American movie Big Fish: “I was a big fan of Beetlejuice, and I really wanted to work with Tim Burton. I remember I kept the pages of the scenes under my pillow for a month. I don’t know if that’s why I got the part, but I know I wished for it every night.”

On her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses…I love actresses. I love them! When there’s a movie without an actress in it, I miss something. Without a woman, it’s not the same.”

Credit: Tim Walker for W Magazine