Kristin Scott Thomas bored of playing 'bitches'

'Suite Française' star Dame Kristin Scott Thomas has revealed why she's retired from the big screen, saying she's bored of playing "cold, wicked bitches".

Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas is bored of playing "cold, wicked bitches".

The 54-year-old actress - who stars in 'Suite Française', which is based on Irène Némirovsky's 2004 novel of the same name - admits she's fallen out of love with cinema and is instead focusing her attention on the theatre.

She explained: "I got fed up with being asked to do the same thing, playing cold, wicked bitches.

"I felt like the camera was stealing bits of me and the end product was a mosaic, just snippets. If I cried on film, they weren't my tears, they were being appropriated by the film-makers. Perhaps I'm over-thinking this."

Kristin's latest film, 'Suite Française', was made before she announced her retirement from the big screen, and she's insistent that remains her stance.

The actress - who starred as Katharine Clifton in 'The English Patient' and alongside Harrison Ford in 'Random Hearts' - told Radio Times magazine: "I no longer want film to be my primary source of existence. From now on, I want theatre to be my main job."

However, the actress also confessed she can't find work in French theatre.

She admitted: "They won't have me.

"Anyway, there's much more going on [in London] creatively. The theatre in Paris is very inaccessible. They don't really care about what audiences want."

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