Interview with Léa and Camille, her older sister, translated from French to English by me. For the original piece, click here.
Interview - One is a fashion stylist, the other, an actress. The two sisters talked to JDD.
Is it true that Camille was the one that wanted to become an actress and not Léa?
Camille: Yes, I took drama classes, I was a fan of Tarantino and Woody Allen (strangely, Léa has worked with both) and my baby sister wanted to become an opera singer or a baker to sell candies.
Léa: Camille took me a lot to the movies, but it was a friend of mine that provoked the ‘click’ in me. I was 18 years old.
Is it true that Camille was to be named 'Léa’?
Camille: Yes, my mother wanted to call me Léa, but my father was unwilling. Three years later she imposed her choice and somewhere there’s a Léa in me!
Is it true that Camille was the one who offered you your first mascara, Léa?
Léa: Camille has always protected me a lot. She bought me my first make up kit, she left gifts under my pillow, made me costumes. She’s always my ally, we are like one.
Is it true that Léa suggested you to swap your passports in an airport?
Camille: [Laughs.] I don’t know who was the original mastermind of the prank, but we were in the same line and the customs officers didn’t suspect of anything.
Léa: We have the same voice on the phone and we love to pretend we’re the other. Even our parents mistake one for the other.
Is it true that Camille is the most 'coquette’?
Léa: As a child, with my short hair, I was like a tomboy. Camille has always had an innate sense of beauty and that is why I asked her to take care of my 'Red Carpet’ outfits. She found her vocation when she became my stylist. Since then, other actresses requested her service.
Is it true that Léa is the most authoritarian?
Camille: Yes, insofar as she knows what she wants. But I’m the one who shouts when she’s not listening to me!
Is it true that you both are crazy about Michael Jackson?
Camille: It’s worse than that… We took dancing classes!
Léa: We’ve always felt especially close to his 'man-child’ world. We, too, have always had a very strong imagination.