Audrey Tautou Dishes On Playing Coco Chanel

05/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Coco Chanel's personality was absolutely extraordinary but beyond her genius and talent she has everything that the heroine of any great novel has," Tautou told France Inter radio.

Tautou has stared out gravely from billboards ahead of the launch of the film, which got warm reviews in the French press and tells the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel as she moves from occasional cabaret singer to revolutioniser of women's fashion.

Next month, she will also appear as the mysterious heroine of a two minute advertisement for Chanel Number 5 shot by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of "Amelie," the film that propelled her to stardom in 2001

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