Darkness is settling outside and Deneuve suddenly stands up. « I have to go », she says, although she continues talking as she wraps herself in her jacket. She gives me two kisses and is gone.
No one looks up as one of the most legendary actresses of our time passes through the lobby and leaves, blending into her neighborhood. I like to think she left suddenly because she was desperate for a cigarette.
Catherine Deneuve par Porter Magazine, Spring 2016.