What was your first reaction when you got the NRJ award at Cannes (France’s top prize) for Mozart the Rock Opera?
I cried. It’s the first time I get a prize in my artist career. I slept with it on the first night.

What’s the strangest present a fan has sent you?
A pocket watch with a photo of the fan with me. It felt a little strange.

How did the encounter go with John Travolta on the “From Paris with Love” set?
I was flying. Even though I played a very small part, I was just happy to play with him, to be John Travolta’s personal hooker.

Would you enjoy being a muse for a perfume, a cosmetic brand, lipstick?
Lipstick I could do, with my lips—my pretty lips! It certainly feels like it would be a dream.

What are your hobbies?
Photography, and learning languages when I have time. I speak English, Spanish, Japanese, German. The only language I gave up on was Chinese. No one could ever understand me when I was saying, “my name is Melissa Mars” in Chinese.