Guillaume Canet tried to avoid favouritism in `Blood Ties`

PTI| Updated: Nov 11, 2013, 13:53 PM IST

London: Guillaume Canet was worried about showing favouritism to actress partner Marion Cotillard while filming `Blood Ties` as he wanted the cast to see her as an actress in her own right.

The 40-year-old filmmaker didn`t want the other cast members to see Cotillard, who plays Monica in the adaptation of the French novel of the same name, as his partner, reported Contactmusic.

"On set, I didn`t want to show any favouritism because I was worried the rest of the crew would think I was talking to her primarily as my partner and not as an actress. But something magical happened between us - trust. It was the best present she could have given me," he said.

Cotillard, on her part, was worried about making his vision play out perfectly on screen.

"I trust him 200 per cent! Contrary to what Guillaume has just said, he was always very fair when it came to me. My main concern was to satisfy his vision. And when I could see he wasn`t happy on set it affected me deeply."