Lea Seydoux used to wonder if "life was worth living".
The ‘It’s Only the End of the World’ actress admits she had a huge fear of death, which sparked a "kind of depression" but she is now over her worries.
She said: "When I was young, I was so scared about death.
"It was like I was in a kind of depression. I didn’t know if life was worth living, and now I think that yes, it is."
The 31-year-old French beauty – – who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Andre Meyer – admitted she doesn’t find men in the US very "sexy" because they are too obsessed with their own images.
Asked if she could fall in love with an American, she said: "Yeah, of course, why not. But I don’t find them very… there is something not so sexy about American men. They are too self-conscious and they spend too much time at the gym."
Lea’s breakthrough role came when she scooped the Palme d’Or for ‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ in 2013, and she later publicly slammed the film’s director, Abdallatif Kechiche, for making her feel like a "prostitute" and insisting she’d never work with him again.
And the actress insists she still doesn’t regret her comments.
She told Esquire magazine in a recent interview: "I think that I was angry and that I had to express my anger.
"I really wanted to do it, because I love his work, but I knew this was the price to pay.
"Maybe I felt strong because of the film and the success of the film made me strong.
"Everyone was like, ‘Kechiche, Kechiche, Kechiche’, and I just wanted to say, ‘OK, he’s not, like, untouchable’.
"I wanted to say the truth, not for him but for me. I had a need. It’s not something I regret."