GORGEOUS. That’s all I kept thinking as I looked through Marion Cotillard’s spread in W Magazine. The 37-year-old star is beyond red hot in the editorial. Wearing a black blob, the Rust and Bone actress resembles an edgy sophisticated version of Katy Perry with an S&M twist.

Snapped by photographer Tim Walker, Cotillard poses with a model dressed up as a toy solider in a couple of shots. It’s a creepy interpretation of Babes in Toyland. The shots with hands grabbing her from cloth walls are intoxicating as well. For the accompanying interview, Marion sits down with Lynn Hirschberg and discusses her childhood, acting inspiration and her Oscar experience. Check out several photos and quotes from her W issue below.

On Her Childhood

“I always wanted to express myself by being someone other than myself. I needed to experience the human soul—something more than just my soul. I wasn’t enough! When I was 10 or 11, I played an angry housekeeper in a play at camp. I was yelling at everyone. I remember the feeling I had when it was over. I really loved it.”

On Her First Major US Film Big Fish

“I was a big fan of Beetlejuice, and I really wanted to work with Tim Burton. I remember I kept the pages of the scenes under my pillow for a month. I don’t know if that’s why I got the part, but I know I wished for it every night.”

On Her Acting Inspiration

“Both my parents were actors, and their favorite was Charlie Chaplin. My mother’s favorite actress wasGreta Garbo.”

On Her Oscar Experience

“It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses…I love actresses. I love them! When there’s a movie without an actress in it, I miss something. Without a woman, it’s not the same.”

For more pictures and to read the rest of the interview, head over to www.wmagazine.com.