passive. That's why I started to do music also – I need to be the boss a little bit," she says, smiling. "So when he read the play, he thought it was great for me."
Seigner is hugely protective of her husband. This was evidenced four years ago, just after Polanski was arrested, when video footage of her hitting a female paparazzo with a motorcycle helmet went viral. She says that she was "so ashamed" when the clip "was everywhere" online. "I guess if it happened to me now, I wouldn't do that, of course. But I was so in despair that…" Seigner pauses and sighs, then smiles. "I was like a lion. And thank God I didn't kill her or hurt her. Because I was like a crazy woman," she concedes with a laugh.
Standing up for herself fits into our image of a typically strong French woman, but does Seigner think this view held by the rest of the world is accurate? "It's a bit clichéd, but there's always a truth in a cliché," she says. "Some English women are cool, too," she