Indeed, de la Baume’s is a head that wears many hats. A revered French actress, musician, songwriter, film director, she’s intent on proving that she’s much more than just a pretty face by fronting lingerie campaigns and spending lockdown in London working on a slew of upcoming projects.
Is there anything she can’t do? We caught up with de la Baume to chat all things lockdown, London, and why she will only wear hip hop-inspired loungewear.
How has lockdown been for you?
Lockdown is quite a journey! There are days I feel zen and focused and others where I turn into The Exorcist. I’ve been in London at home. I learned to stay put and domesticated, in that respect it was good. Like 90 per cent of people, I turned my kitchen into Master Chef and tried to create a cosy environment while trying to be creative. Luckily this time around I was working the whole time, so it felt productive but there’s the inevitable anxiety, not just about Covid, but also about politics and society’s behaviours.
What does 2021 look like for you at the moment?
I’ve been filming since October on-and-off and also made a record with my band Film Noir, we’ll probably release the first single in the early days of summer. I have a movie out on Netflix worldwide from April 2 called Madame Claude a biopic about the biggest female pimp in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in Paris directed by an amazing French director Sylvie Verheyde. I am also developing a movie and a TV show. And hopefully, I can start playing shows soon.
What are some of your goals for this year?
Make a great record, and to get both projects I’m writing financed. The other project I just filmed in London will come out too, so hopefully, be happy with the work I did there - it’s hard to tell when you’re on set.