Cotillard Has Regret About 9/11 Remarks

French actress Marion Cotillard reacts to winning the Oscar for best actress for her work in "La Vie en Rose" the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Chris Carlson

She just won a best actress Oscar for playing Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose," but unlike the famous singer's signature tune, "Non, Je Regrette Rien," Marion Cotillard is singing a song of the opposite sentiment.

Cotillard found herself in hot water recently over comments she made in an interview last year accusing the U.S. of a 9/11 cover-up.

"Marion never intended to contest nor question the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and regrets the way old remarks have been taken out of context," her Paris-based lawyer Vincent Tolesano told the Agence France Presse.

The actress made her comments on a French television program in February 2007, saying "I think we're lied to about a number of things," including who brought down the World Trade Center.

Cotillard argued that it was an inside job, prompted by the towers becoming obsolete.

"It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to recable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them," she said.

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She also added that she's not convinced the U.S. really landed a man on the moon in 1969. "I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure."

The interview surfaced on a French magazine Web site and has made the rounds over the Internet.

Cotillard is due in Chicago next week to begin filming "Public Enemies" opposite Johnny Depp.
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