It’s all a far cry from the corsets and crinolines of her latest film, Bel Ami, a raunchy costume drama set in late-19th-century Paris. Based on the 1885 French novel by Guy de Maupassant, it stars the Twilight pin-up Robert Pattinson as Georges Duroy, an ambitious, amoral former soldier and social climber who ruthlessly seduces every woman who wanders into his life. Ricci plays Clotilde de Marelle, who becomes his mistress, while his other creamy conquests include Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Holliday Grainger.
She stopped short of offering her co-star, the much-hyped R-Patz, any tips about the tricky transition to adult movies.
“Oh, he doesn’t need any help from me,” she raises her eyebrows. “He is doing just fine.”
We’re sending one lucky reader and their guest to the German capital for the star-studded event where they’ll walk the red carpet with the film’s stars.
The winners must be available to fly to Berlin next Friday.
The film comes out in the UK on March 9, and stars R-Patz as a struggling outsider who rises to the top of Parisian high society by bedding with a string of wealthy women.
As well as seeing the stars and attending the premiere, this amazing prize package includes return UK flights for two to Berlin and two Berlin WelcomeCards to give you free reign of the city’s transport system.
You’ll spend three nights at the historical Ellington Hotel, a relaxed, elegant, four star design hotel in the heart of the city.