Marion Cotillard, an Oscar winner for La Vie En Rose, has effectively carved out a career filled with critically acclaimed dramas (Two Days One, Night) and larger scale projects (The Dark Knight Rises). She’s back on a rather epic note with Assassin’s Creed, a movie based on the popular videogame franchise of the same name.

The story centers on Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), a man who travels back in time by inhabiting the body of his 15th century ancestor Aguillar de Nerha. Cotillard is Sofia, a scientist who is behind the organization who provides the technology for Callum’s adventures.

“This is a very complex and mysterious character,” said Cotillard. “She uses people, but at the same time she is emotionally connected to them. She doesn’t do what she does for recognition, more money, or more power . . . what she wants to achieve is to make humanity better which is pretty dangerous when it comes through the desire of controlling humanity.”

Click on the media bar to hear Michael Fassbender talk about the strong female characterizations behind Assassin’s Creed (he mentions Cotillard and co-star Ariane Labed in the clip):

Assassin’s Creed is now playing nationwide.

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi