Yet if a Tarantino film represented a major step towards an international career, Laurent was more worried about completing her short film, requesting that her impending trip to Los Angeles for rehearsals be cut short."My agent - she was like, 'Are you sure you want me to ask that?Borrowing money from those that would lend it, he recorded his demo and sent it off to his cousin, renowned producer and film composer, David Arnold (Bjork, James Bond).Arnold liked what he heard and provided enough money for Damien to buy his own mobile studio.
She was preparing to direct an episode of X Femmes, a series of erotic short films for French television station Canal that examined sex from the female perspective.It consists of twelve singles, making the album about 50 minutes long.It charted at #22 in Belgian Albums Chart and the hit single from the album “En t’attendant” climbed to its personal highest at #23 in the charts."I'm French," she says, with an unapologetic shrug."I'm a smoker." Later she tells me that for Beginnings, a forthcoming drama in which she stars with Ewan Mc Gregor, when director Mike Mills asked her to put herself on tape, she mailed him back saying, "Do I really have to do that? I just want to be close to my character." What's more, she admits it's been "a little bit easy" to be an actress since making Inglourious Basterds, because she's been sent all the best scripts.