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Maïwenn

Maïwenn at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Born (1976-04-17) 17 April 1976 (age 40)
Les Lilas, France
Other names Ouin-Ouin (nickname)
Occupation Actress, film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Luc Besson (1992–1997)
Jean-Yves Le Fur (2002–2004)
Children 2
Shanna Besson (Daughter, b. 1993)
Diego (Son)

I don't really like to work with actors that work a lot and are very well established already. In a way, I like to nurture talent and have it burst on the scene.
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For me, there are always things to learn. It's like the next movie is going to be the good one, you know.
Maiwenn
Before I discovered moviemaking, I hadn't found anything where I could kind of galvanize or meld all of the things that I wanted to do.
Maiwenn
I come from a poor family, so really, the culture I know best is the street, TV, school.
Maiwenn
It is my passion to direct movies.
You can watch Chanel fashion shows and watch the news. Fortunately you don't have to choose. I always vote, I go to rallies, but I also go to fashion shows.
Maiwenn
There is an incompatibility between being glamorous, young and a woman and using my brain. The official version is there is no discrimination, and talent dominates, but that is not the case.
Maiwenn
I need to be in front of my obstacle. I like to have a back dialogue; I like to talk with people; I like to share ideas.
Maiwenn
My real passion is to make movies, to direct. It's good for my ego to be an actress. It's like someone is saying, 'Yes, you're beautiful! Yes, you're doing fine!' But I feel like a child when I'm an actress.
Maiwenn
My work is through my emotions, so everything kind of goes together.
I don't separate things out between what's personal and what's my work. My passion is personal.
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The best way to direct kids is to be natural and honest.
I'm not clever enough or aware enough to make a political movie.