Conversation with Romy Schneider regarding her role in Andrezj Zulawski's The Important Thing Is To Love.
If Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski was only starting out with 1974's The Important Thing Is To Love, his leading actress, however, is at the summit of her career: Jacques Deray's La Piscine and Claude Sautet's The Things of Life and César et Rosalie thrust onto the French screens the one who previously was dragging around the clichés of the 1950's Austrian trilogy Sissi, directed by Ernst Marischka.
The "best paid star" of French cinema, as stated by presenter France Roche, plays, in this role which earned her a César, an unemployed actress who's torn between making porn films and the empty promises of a young photographer (Jacques Dutronc), the silent partner of a play that gets her to return to the stage. The Austrian actress, who immigrated to Paris in 1958, would oftentimes repeat "I never play myself. Anyone who sees otherwise doesn't see things right", too often a victim of confusion between her roles and her private life.