Joan Juliet Buck in Julie and Julia

Joan Juliet Buck has always had a peripatetic life, but MM was nonetheless surprised to see JJB pop up in the film Julia & Julia. Buck is the former editor-in-chief of French Vogue and currently writes for American Vogue. She's also an author having written a charming novel Daughter of the the Swan. In Julie & Julia, Buck plays the evil and snotty Madame Brassart of the Cordon Bleu cooking school where Julia Child learns to become a French chef. She makes Madame Bressart delightful despicable! The film is very sweet and made MM long for Paris! The scene where Julia goes home in the afternoon to make her husband lunch and have sex with him made MM realize that is the French look in a nutshell. Everyone in Paris looks like they had sex at lunch time!!!! Here's a photo of JJB at the premiere.

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