Filmmaker Luc Besson is one of cinema’s most talented action directors, and most of his work also carries a strong female actress to pave the way. La Femme Nikita, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, and Lucy are all propelled by first rate work from the lead actress.

With his latest film Anna, Besson may have also found himself a new star. Sasha Luss, who had a minor role in Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, stars as a beautiful woman who is also a highly skilled government assassin.

Click on the media bar to hear Luss elaborate on why, amidst all the action and style, Luc Besson is also a very humanistic filmmaker:

Anna, co-starring Luke Evans, is now playing nationwide.

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi