For Ms. Moreau, ''People are great liars, and I love lies, as long as they provoke a transformation of life. Building a sort of incredible image of oneself is both a way of projecting yourself the way you would like to be seen, and it can be, too, a way to protect the real self. It's a mixture.''
But isn't that like acting? ''No, acting has nothing to do with that,'' Ms. Moreau said. ''If people act because they want to hide something of themselves, then I'm not interested. They should go lie on a couch and see a shrink every week. Acting has nothing to do with personal comfort.'
Orson Welles called her "the greatest actress in the world."
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