In 2008, Marion sang her way to Oscar gold in the acclaimed film La Vie en Rose. In Nine, she uses her voice once again to express sadness and suppressed anger. "I love singing," she says. "Because of the emotion that is in your voice, it's hard to lie with your voice."

As a child growing up in France, Marion says she dreamed of acting in an American musical. "I would watch Singin' in the Rain again and again and again," she says. "I was pretty good at doing the choreographies of the whole movie."

More than 30 years later, her dream came true when Rob called her to audition for the role of Guido's wife. "It was unbelievable," she says.

For Marion, dancing posed more of a challenge than the singing. "I thought I could dance, and I actually couldn't," she says. "Fortunately, we had this amazing team of dancers that worked with us. I would dance from the time I would wake up until the time I would go back to bed."


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