PUT A RING ON IT: The writing was on the wall — or rather on the Opéra Garnier — for Tiffany & Co.’s latest ambassador Camille Cottin.
The American jeweler revealed the French actress’ new role on Wednesday, weeks after the “Stillwater” and “Call My Agent” star was recently seen nabbing a Tiffany & Co.’s Sixteen Stones ring right off the monumental tarpaulin of the Parisian landmark.
Cottin’s plucky move “embodies today’s self-sufficient approach to jewelry,” stated the jeweler, lauding her “exceptional acting talent, exquisite taste and innate wit.”
Although no campaigns are yet set for the French actress, she joins a coterie of ambassadors that includes fellow actress Florence Pugh; singer Roseanne Park, best known as Rosé of Blackpink; BTS’ Jimin, and Nancy Ajram.
According to the house, Cottin’s appointment is also meant as a reaffirmation of its longstanding connection to France that included French know-how but also the culture brought by Jean Schlumberger, who served as creative director from 1956 to his retirement in the late 1970s.
For the actress, who first wore Tifffany & Co. Flame earclips from the Schlumberger collection for the 2022 Met Gala, the house is “synonymous with exceptional, visionary designs, and is timeless thanks to its constant drive to innovate and embrace modernity.” She said she equally enjoyed its “delicate and light” day pieces, more extravagant designs that foreshadowed “an enchanted evening,” and items imbued with sentimental meaning.
While Cottin became a household comedy name in France thanks to her starring role as a capricious Parisian in the candid camera TV and feature films franchise “Connasse,” (or “B—h,” in English), it’s her role as agent Andréa Martel that catapulted her on the international stage thanks to the series’ presence on Netflix.
She then starred alongside Matt Damon in 2021 crime drama “Stillwater,” and played Paola Franchi, the second wife of Maurizio Gucci, in “House of Gucci” with Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. Most recently, she was part of the ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh’s “A Haunting in Venice,” a third mystery film centering on fictional detective Hercule Poirot.
Equally at ease with comedic scripts as with headier material, she’ll be next on screen in “L’Empire,” a wacky retelling of “Star Wars” in the French countryside, and is currently filming “Ni chaînes Ni Maîtres,” a historical drama set in 1759 that will broach the subject of colonial practices.