French actor Audrey Tautou thinks she has been more successful by shunning Hollywood, saying she has been offered better roles in France. Tautou, 34, who is best known for her work in Amelie and Coco Before Chanel, believes there is a greater choice of roles in her home country.
“I think I have a lot of luck in French cinema, and they give me great female roles. I don’t think I would get such a choice in Hollywood,” says Tautou. The actor insists that one of the reasons why she chose not to work in Hollywood was because she didn’t want to be a star. “I'm not someone who likes the limelight. The power and popularity of American cinema lends itself to the star system. That is not something that corresponds to who I am and what I want to be,” she says. “I'm not saying that if I had gone to Hollywood, then being thrown into the star system would definitely have happened, but I don’t feel comfortable about being the person that everyone is looking at,” she adds.