Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard: 'Allied' Actress Doesn't Take Affair Rumors 'Personally' [VIDEO]
Marion Cotillard was asked directly about the Brad Pitt affair rumors by Today's Matt Lauer.
Cotillard is currently promoting her new movie, Allied, in which she stars with Pitt as a pair of assassins who fall in love during World War II. Rumors have plagued Cotillard and Pitt for months now alleging the actors of having an affair on set, which may have contributed to why Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt.
Cotillard has denied the rumors already, and continued to insist that there was nothing to them when she sat down with Lauer for her Today interview this week.
"I never take anything personally when it doesn't concern me," Cotillard said, after Lauer asked about the rumors. "And so I didn't take it personally because I had nothing to do with those rumors or situations."
When Lauer asked the actress if all of this tabloid hoopla affected her feelings on the movie, she was similarly dismissive.
"No. No, I mean, I don't give energy to this," she said. "It was a wonderful, wonderful experience working with such a visionary director [Robert Zemeckis] and an amazing actor, so that's all that matters, you know?"
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 17, 2016
The report of Pitt and Cotillard potentially having an affair came shortly after news broke that Jolie was filing for divorce. Cotillard eventually put the rumors to rest in a lengthy Instagram post.
This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love Marion Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j'aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d'absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontré il y a quelques années l'homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affecte en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la "presse", à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement... un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion A photo posted by @marioncotillard on Sep 21, 2016 at 4:43pm PDT
Allied is set to for release in theaters on Nov. 23.