Cannes Interview

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Former model Rebecca Romijn said Sunday (05-13-2001, RRF) she had taken to the bottle to calm her nerves and do a strip tease in Brian De Palma's forthcoming erotic thriller "Femme Fatale."

"It was the scariest thing I've ever done...practice and a couple of shots of tequila got me through it," she told Reuters at the Cannes film festival.

Romijn, who starred in the recent hit "X-Men" and the soon-to-be-released remake of "Rollerball," plays Laure in
"Femme Fatale," a con woman who is trying to outrun her past by stealing another woman's identity.

"I'm a raving bitch," she said candidly of her part. The film, which also stars Antonio Banderas, is currently shooting in Paris and Cannes and is, according to Romijn, a highly stylized homage to the great British director Alfred Hitchcock and film noir.

She also admitted that the film veered toward the absurd at times, though she thought this was De Palma's aim. "He's a little twisted and this movie has a lot of those things," she said.

Original article: Excite

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