Rampling: In the period of The Damned and Visconti, I still thought of directors as father figures, as fathers who want their daughters to be the most beautiful.
Mysterious, elusive and defiant, she remains the quintessential sex symbol, growing old disgracefully, and with a glorious sense of style and freedom.
Any extreme behaviour is a way of challenging yourself.
This would merely be eye-rollingly laughable if the film's treatment of Jack's girlfriend Clare wasn't so obnoxiously misogynistic.
That's an easy, explainable risk.
No longer were sybaritic, sexually promiscuous teens something to be celebrated.
Her approach to the red carpet is unfussy, and she doesnât use a stylist: âI prefer to do it myself, even if Iâm late, each time,â she says, laughing.
Why is it so groundbreaking? The role here is a companion piece of sorts to the one she played in thriller I Anna, in which she portrayed a woman of a similar age, desperately looking for romance.