Marion Cotillard doesn't want her son to be a ''great'' actor.
Though the Inception
star would have no problem with Marcel - her 21-month-old son with partner Guillaume Canet - following in her footsteps, she thinks the best actors have a ''failure'' or fault within them that allows them to do well, and she doesn't want him to have such problems. She said: ''An actor has a huge failure in him. And this is not a weakness--this can make you strong. But it's deep. Maybe failure is not the right word. Something deep inside which is broken. And most of the time I think if you don't have this, you're not a good actor. So it's kind of a struggle. I mean
, if my son wants to be an actor, it's fine. To be a great actor, you must have this. And I don't want him to have it!''
The 38-year-old beauty admitted she has never asked her own parents - who were both actors - whether they had any concerns about her becoming an actress.
She told Interview
magazine: ''Ah, it's an amazing job, but my parents never told me anything about how hard the job would be. My parents were actors too. I don't even know if when I wanted to be an actress, they went, 'Oh s**t'. I must ask them.''