French Films Crews Demand to Eat Cake–Sofia Coppola

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Sofia Coppola‘s Marie-Antoinette is drawing closer to opening, and the publicity machine is in full motion. In the NY Times, Lynn Hirschberg has the Oscar-winning writer/director strolling around Paris, saying this:

For instance, the French crew insisted on a proper lunch break. They set the table, and they had wine, and no matter what was happening, you could not cut their lunch short. In America, it would be a quick sandwich and back to work.

Really? So she’s working with a non-union crew everywhere else?

Considering the subject matter of the film, and Coppola’s own Hollywood royalty life, can’t her publicists come up with a less mockable activity than stolling around Paris, chatting about the good old days at Chanel?