Marion Cotillard declined the chance to star in numerous blockbuster movies because she felt uninspired by the director.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard

The 41-year-old actress - who stars opposite Michael Fassbender in the Justin Kurzel-directed 'Assassin's Creed' - has revealed she has received plenty of offers to star in big-budget movies in the past, but ultimately decided the projects were not for her.

She explained: "I want to work with directors who have a very strong vision and who have the need to tell stories.

"I've had a few offers in the past of big, big movies that became huge blockbusters, and I was super excited by some of them, thinking, 'Oh my god, this is my dream', and then I would meet the director and I wouldn't feel the desire.

"They would show me amazing sets, amazing costumes, amazing drawings of the universe, and I felt they would be amazing with the camera but that I would be alone and I didn't want that."

Recently, however, Marion has been afforded the chance to work with a series of directors who have made her feel enthused by her job.

She told the Belfast Telegraph: "So working with Robert Zemeckis [on Allied] or Michael Mann [on Public Enemies], yes, it's a totally different world, but there is a desire and need to tell a story about human beings, which is one of the most important things for me as an actress."

The French star is poised to appear in 'It's Only The End Of The World' and 'From The Land Of The Moon' next year, and is currently among the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood.

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