Thursday marked Poésy's Broadway debut, and the French actor said she was immensely grateful for the life-changing experience.
"I just know it’s something that I’m going to keep with me very dearly for the rest of my life," she said. "I didn’t even dream of being on Broadway ever. You know, I’m French, and why would I be on Broadway anyway? So it’s this sort of incredible gift. I’ve always been very lucky, and I’ve done very different things at very different ages in different countries, but this is certainly one of the great gifts that life gives you sometimes."
Of course, Poésy found inspiration for her character in the famous 1990 French film version of "Cyrano de Bergerac," starring Gérard Depardieu and Anne Brochet.
"I grew up watching that film over and over and over again," she said. "I actually had to stop watching it before we started because otherwise it was going to be too difficult to make our own decisions! It’s a beautiful film."
Finally, when it comes to acting, Poésy advised that "it's really important to go see as many plays, read as many books, listen to [as much] music [as you can]. Feed yourself. Go to museums. Just feed yourself with stuff, because I always feel like that's the most inspiring thing you could ever do."