Renée Rienne [a.k.a. Élodie Bouchez]
Posted Oct 7, 2005 @ 10:03 AM
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 11:22 AM
1) Unlike Nadia she's not a simpering beauty and unlike Lauren she's not playing the cliche femme fatale. As a matter of fact, though I have never before seen this actress, she's an amazing choice if only because she's SO extremely ugly that it makes her beautiful.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:26 PM
I'm hoping they'll play up her unusual looks and awesome acting talent in future episodes.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:33 PM
They're not shooting her very well, I think.
This may be so, in the conventional sense. But it seems to me that her character by nature is shadowy, and thus it plays into the way she is presented on screen. Or, maybe I'm oversimplifying this.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 5:11 PM
And now I'm off to recap the second episode. Hold me.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 5:28 PM
And I agree that Élodie has an unusual sort of beauty, though I would say the IMDb publicity photo doesn't help her cause. Then again, it's not the hindrance that the wig was, either. But aside from the superficial element, I have to say I'm genuinely interested in how her character will fit in. Despite her degree of likability, I think hers will be a fairly solid character, unlike The Blonde We Dare Not Speak Of.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 8:38 PM
I have to say that of all the new characters, right now, 3/4 of the way through the recap, hers is the one that holds my interest most. But that could possibly be because I am a shameless Francophile.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 9:05 PM
I also get the impression that the character isn't part of some large shadowy secret conspiracy but is rather a free-agent with an obsessive streak (did Vaughan mention her motivations at all?).
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 1:23 AM
I'm not sure.
She's an enigma, at this moment.
And, yes, redmenace she can be ugly. Understood.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:31 AM
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:52 AM
In this sense, and in her general physicality and uniqueness, I got an Irina vibe off of her. Especially, when they made mention of her position on the CIA's most wanted list,and when she dismissed Syndey's not too concealed concern over Vaughn and her, with a wave of her arm. So cool, so very Irina, and so very interesting.
She's an enigma, at this moment.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:54 AM
And I actually kind of like that picture of her. It's not beautiful, and shouldn't be on her main IMDB page; but there's something about it.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 8:23 AM
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 8:49 AM
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 1:16 PM
Edited by redmenace, Oct 11, 2005 @ 1:18 PM.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 @ 3:55 PM
I was hoping Sydney would have said, "Well, my mother is higher on the CIA's wanted list than you, girl, so STEP OFF." But yeah.... flippant attitude + exotic accent + mysterious intent = Irina. (Minus the Kelvingrade hotness of LFO, of course.) I loved that she grabbed the cryo-body and lied to Sydney--also a patented Irina-like move. As others have said, at least she's interesting.
And FWIW, I'm kinda hoping that Renee and Thomas Grace face off/get it on, cuz that would be kinda hot.
Edited by quotidian, Oct 11, 2005 @ 3:58 PM.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 @ 11:16 AM
Posted Oct 17, 2005 @ 6:36 PM
Posted Oct 17, 2005 @ 11:06 PM
I don't know. She's high up on the Most Wanted list and supposedly a bad ass super spy, yet she's been working at that club for how long now and she still wasn't able to infiltrate that one area??
Maybe she's high up on the Most Wanted Dumb Criminals list and they forgot to mention that. Heh.
Posted Oct 23, 2005 @ 10:38 PM
So, point? Did the monkeys mean anything by it?
Edited because what I meant to say is the the French "rien" is equivalent to the English "nothing." Not that "rien" means nothing at all.
Edited by Jailbait47, Oct 23, 2005 @ 10:42 PM.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 @ 5:23 AM
Probably still better than mine. Why did I take French? Right, so I can talk to people in France, because what they don't tell you is due to accents and such, no one in my own country will understand me. But back on topic, I was wondering the same thing. I thought her name was an odd choice too. Maybe it's some sort of political statement, but most likely, the monkeys know about as much French as I do.
(Ooh, watch Jailbait show off her very very limited-even-after-taking-it-for-years- French skills!)...
Edited by OLynn, Oct 24, 2005 @ 5:24 AM.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 @ 10:20 AM
I, too, think of rien when I hear her name. My problem is that when I hear that word I inevitably think of that great Edith Piaf song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein. And then the song inevitably gets stuck in my head and ....yup....there it is. I'll be humming it all day, thank you very much!
But what I'm most interested in is whether the writers meant anything by her last name - Rienne. The word rien in French means nothing
Posted Oct 24, 2005 @ 10:48 AM
Posted Oct 28, 2005 @ 3:03 AM
Powerful, complex, sometimes noble, sometimes diabolical, women make this show worth watching. Alias has more memorable female characters - like Nadia, Irina Derevko, Anna Espinosa, Lauren, and now Renee Rienne - than any other show in its genre. "Alias" loses its way when it loses its edge, and "Le Courveau" brings some of that back to the mix.
Posted Oct 29, 2005 @ 4:53 PM
I hope she becomes a series regular.
Opening credits sequence. Why can't Renee wear good hair? I've seen the actress' hair in pictures. They should stick with that.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 @ 4:37 AM
Posted Nov 3, 2005 @ 3:24 PM
My problem is that when I hear that word I inevitably think of that great Edith Piaf song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein. And then the song inevitably gets stuck in my head and ....yup....there it is. I'll be humming it all day, thank you very much!
Oooooh dear. ALL of Edith Piaf's songs get stuck in my head. Milord,for example? Jeez, now I'll be singing that all day..
Edited by Jailbait47, Nov 3, 2005 @ 3:25 PM.
Posted Nov 29, 2005 @ 8:45 AM
But what I'm most interested in is whether the writers meant anything by her last name - Rienne.
This is the first thing I noticed too. And renée means reborn in french -- "reborn nothing".
Posted May 4, 2006 @ 1:07 AM
Posted May 4, 2006 @ 10:13 AM