Gainsbourg's Struggle With Shyness
Actress/singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG still suffers from crippling shyness after 20 years working in front of cameras. The 21 GRAMS star, the daughter of French singer Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin, has always hated being the centre of attention and is still amazed she has succeeded with her career. She says, "It's a shyness that I can't do anything about. I've been working on it for over 20 years! "It was much easier when I was around 15, and then the shyness took over, for a very, very long time. "Yeah, (sometime's it's crippling). I shake. People don't notice it and I get away with it, but I did a play maybe 10 years ago, and I thought the stage fright would overwhelm me and it was quite the opposite. "Wanting to do it was much more powerful than the fright."