Marion Cotillard Honored as Woman of the Year
The Rust and Bone actress was at the center of the annual Hasty Pudding parade.
Donning outfits ranging from a neon-yellow bee costume to striped tights, glitter make-up, and high heels, members of Hasty Pudding Theatricals accompanied Marion Cotillard in a parade through Harvard Square this afternoon before the French actress was honored by the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe as their “Woman of the Year.” Cotillard waved and smiled at the boisterous crowd gathered along Massachusetts Avenue before entering Farkas Hall, where the Oscar-winning star, nominated for a Golden Globe this year for her role in Rust and Bone, accepted her Pudding Pot.
“My son is the one in the bee costume, I am so proud of him,” said a member of the crowd watching the annual spectacle. “He looks so cute dressed like that!”
Cotillard joins the ranks of previous Hasty Pudding honorees, including Claire Danes, Scarlett Johansson, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, and Kathleen Turner, among others. After the parade, Hasty Pudding cast members planned to perform several musical numbers from the group’s 165th production, There’s Something About Maui, which opens February 8.