French-Cambodian actress Elodie Yung has a long history of kicking butt; she earned her black belt in karate as a teenager, fought off two attackers while living in Paris at the age of 14, and has gone on to play the beautiful and dangerous Elektra in Netflix’s The Defenders. Her new film, the action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is playing in theaters now.

1Who would you most rather be (other than yourself)?

My dad. He’s a genocide survivor and epicurean. He’s a legend to me!

2What would your autobiography be called?

The French Underdog

3What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Being there for my family when they need me.

Dress Zimmermann

Necklace Vhernier Top Saint Laurent
Full Look Monse Ring Vhernier

4What real-life superpower would you most want to have?

The gift of ubiquity: because where ever I am, I always miss someone.

5What’s the best part about being a French woman?

The accent. It makes you look effortlessly chic and cool when you’re truly just lazy.

6Describe your first kiss.

It was brief! I was 13 years old, and I kissed a boy who immediately pushed me away.

7Guilty pleasure?

French pastries in any shape or form.

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