Juliette Binoche admits she lived homeless for a while to prepare for her role in the 1991 film “Les Amants du Pont-Neuf” (“The Lovers On The Bridge”).
The Paris-born actress, 55, told how the writer and director Leos Carax asked her to spend some time on the streets.
Binoche tells Deadline, “He asked me to have a real experience, so I did it.
“I was in situations that were a little dangerous, but I was OK, that was my commitment to the film.”
Binoche took on the role of Michèle, a painter with failing eyesight, in the flick.
A synopsis for the movie reads, “Alex, who’s homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who’s losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris’s Pont-Neuf bridge.”