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01/05/2015 04:48 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2015

Marion Cotillard Opens Up About The 'Painful' Audience Response To Rob Marshall's 'Nine'

Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard told HuffPost Live on Monday that she felt "sad" about the negative response to "Nine," director Rob Marshall's 2009 adaptation of the Broadway production.

The film has a 37 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's generally regarded as a poor follow-up to Marshall's smash hit, "Chicago." Cotillard discussed "Nine" with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri during a conversation about her latest film, the Dardenne brothers' "Two Days, One Night."

"I was kind of sad that people didn't connect with ["Nine"] because I love this movie so much," Cotillard said. "That was an amazing experience with, of course, Daniel Day-Lewis."

Even six years after the film's release, Cotillard isn't sure why audiences weren't more eager about it. Her guess: "Maybe people expected something more commercial."

"I love this movie, and this movie is here forever now, and I know that Rob Marshall loves this movie too and is very proud of it," she said. "I don't know if you really need to explain why it didn't work."

Even so, the actress said she would have loved for more people to see the movie.

"It was a little painful that the audience was not there," she said.

"Two Days, One Night" is in select theaters now.

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