Anna Mouglalis On Playing Coco Chanel
As it turns out, Karl Lagerfeld wasn’t all that thrilled to see Anna Mouglalis play Coco Chanel in Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, which we went to see this weekend. WWD reports the designer thought the role was beneath Mouglalis, who modeled for Chanel for years.
The movie depicted a pretty dark corner of Chanel’s life, focusing on her 1920 love affair with famed Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
Mouglalis talked to WWD about playing the role of the woman who founded the fashion house that employed her for so long, Chanel’s perception as a feminist. She declined to comment on Audrey Tatou’s portrayal of Chanel in Coco Avant Chanel, but she intimated that having worked for the house for so long gave her unique preparation for playing the part.
“In the house of Chanel, there’s always a link to Gabrielle Chanel, so I’ve been gathering information for years,” says Mouglalis. “I took naps on the same couch that she took naps on. We probably had the same dreams.”
You can read the rest of the interview here, and we encourage you to see the movie as soon as you can.