Three hours to make everything up. Make-up, dress, everything. Three hours preparation every day.
I think each actor has to do his private dreams about the character. I felt she was sad about the human being. She was….disappointed. She was giving the love, maybe because she didn’t have for her…I don’t know. I felt like sad character. The Blue was a…I don’t know it means a lot for me.
I give so many time, so many energy into this character, that when I discover the movie with the scene that he (Luc Besson) choose, I was a bit disappointed because it goes too fast. When I saw the movie I thought “Oh, the people are not going to see me. They are not gonna see my work. Maybe they don’t know how much time I spent for the character.” Then I saw on the internet so many sites about the Diva. “Is she strange? Because the movie doesn’t give any attention of the character.” That’s why I was so impressed when you asked me to do an interview about my character. - Maïwenn discussing her role as the Diva Plavalaguna
The Ultimate Edition of The Fifth Element includes the entire opera sequence that was shot against a green screen.