September 15, 2009 09:19 PM

Courtesy Chanel

It’s been nearly a year since French film star Audrey Tautou filled the shoes of Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No 5. And with her film Coco Before Chanel slated to debut on September 25th and a new print campaign for the fragrance about to launch, the actress is talking how playing Coco Chanel brought her new perspective to her role as the face of the fragrance — and sharing her latest Chanel No 5 ads. “The feature film enabled me to learn a lot more about Coco Chanel,” Audrey says of playing the style icon. “She was an innovator, ahead of her era. The fact that she created a fragrance in the 1920s that could just as easily have been created yesterday reflects the standard of excellence that applied to everything she did in her life.” She continues, “By playing Coco and getting to know her, I understood, even more, just how unique N°5 really is.” Tell us: What do you think of Audrey’s new images for Chanel No 5? Will you see Coco Before Chanel when it hits theaters next week?

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