Letters of Life

Sophie and me

Always wanted to be in the movies

The World Is Not Enough

Separated at birth? I’m just pleased to know my celebrity doppelganger, or lookalike, happens to be French actress Sophie Marceau. I’ve always been a Francophile, and also a fan of things Japanese (an upcoming post.) I’ve not seen many of Ms Marceau’s films; her two English-language ones were Braveheart and as Bond girl, Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough. Interestingly, Bond was played by the most likable Pierce Brosnan in his shortlived role as double-oh-seven. Sophie and Pierce? I think I’m gonna hit the video store soon (though I heard Denise Richards did not improve the film).

The funny thing is, these guys whom I knew back in the day are chattering over my doppelganger on FB. It’s funny and a fun distraction.

Do not think me narcissistic to be pasting so many pictures of Sophie and self all over this post. I find it amusing that others agree that Sophie and I could be peas in the same pod. There’s an app which takes your picture and trawls the Internet for similar facial structures to find your famous twin. [http://celebrity.myheritage.com/FP/Company/try-face-recognition.php]
A caveat: No headgear in the photos. It skews the image and you might end up having Thelonius Monk as your twin.

Sidenotes on Sophie Marceau: In 1995, Marceau wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Menteuse (Telling Lies published in 2001), in which the narrator is a beautiful actress who is confident in her beauty and talent and yet insecure. The unnamed narrator takes the reader into a world of memories, fantasies, and impressions, but never reveals herself completely. Marceau’s work was described as “an exploration of female identity”. Marceau describes what the narrator is going through:

It’s the day of separation, and from that second she realises she has gone, like an everyday lifetime with memories coming back. Because she’s in the middle of something new that hasn’t been yet, and something done already. How time can be elastic; how it can betray you, be capricious and play with you.


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  1. ‘The Pictures Are Not Enough’


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