The inner workings of an artist’s creative process are an endless source of intrigue. That’s why filmmaker Chiara Clemente launched a series of episodes last fall, entitled Beginnings, exploring early inspirations for iconic artists like Yoko Ono, Mario Sorrenti, and Carolina Herrera. Clemente, who notes that her love of art can be traced to her childhood tiptoeing around her father’s paintings, is back with the next installation of the Sundance Channel series, the first of which airs tonight. This time around, the subjects include shoemaker Christian Louboutin, perfume editor Frédéric Malle, photojournalist Benno Graziani, and actress-slash-singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. Style.com got the exclusive first glimpse at the Gainsbourg episode, in which she talks about her early interest in acting and singing, inspired largely by her parents, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. “The first attraction to becoming an actress wasn’t really acting. It was more to do with the film crew, the set, being a child in that atmosphere. It’s like the perfect holiday,” says Gainsbourg, who recently starred in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. “Apparently, my mother says that she knew I wanted to become an actress.” Watch the film clip, below.
Beginnings airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET and on www.sundancechannel.com.