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Marion Cotillard said withholding treats from the whales made her feel guilty
Marion Cotillard told how she had to overcome her hatred of seeing animals in captivity to work with whales on her new film.
The Inception star - an avid wildlife campaigner who has worked with animal welfare and supporting charities including WildAid and Greenpeace - plays a whale trainer in love story Rust & Bone, which premiered at Cannes, and had to work with killer whales every day and get them to perform tricks.
Marion revealed at the Cannes Film Festival: "I've always had a repulsion going in a place where animals are in captivity. I had to work through my rejection of this world, which I still feel. But I had a job.
"Even though the orcas are as big as trucks, they're animals, and you have a connection with them."
The 36-year-old Oscar-winner confessed she felt guilty withholding treats from the whales as she learned to perform tricks with them.
Marion plays a young woman who suffers a terrible accident and loses both her legs in the film based on a short story by Craig Davidson and directed by A Prophet's Jacques Audiard.
The film wowed the critics at Cannes and is already tipped to win the Palme d'Or prize for best film.
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