Marion Cotillard's Crazed Stalker Is the Real Villain

Marion CottilardIt's being rumored that the gorgeous French actress Marion Cotillard may play a villain in the much-anticipated movie Dark Knight Rises, which is scheduled for release next summer. While that would certainly be an interesting addition to the film, in real life Cotillard has been dealing with a villain of the creepiest, most disturbing sort.

Last week Teresa "Terri" Yuan was arrested in New York for stalking Cotillard. She sent hundreds of videos and emails to the actress threatening to kill her. The contents are chilling and so aggressive it's almost like she was asking to be caught.

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For example, in one of the more than 100 she'd send a day she said, "Would you be willing to play Russian Roulette?" She went on to say:

If you weren't willing and you had no choice, I'd say 'yeah, that's pretty unfair.' But would you still like it that at least there's only one bullet in this pistol?

Another is even more aggressive:

The guilt and sorrow I feel now, I won't feel after it happens. After it happens I'll feel no regret whatsoever ... that's apparently how it feels to be a killer, to be a murderer.

Even Batman can't save you from someone that deranged. I can't imagine how terrified Cotillard must have been knowing someone out there was that obsessed with her. Yuan even told her she knew her travel schedule. Being in the public eye, plenty of celebrities attract plenty of crazies, but for the most part they're harmless -- just bored people who become fascinated with them and their seemingly glamorous lives.

Some of it just comes with the territory. For example, Kim Kardashian was recently all upset that some fans dared show up at her home. Well, when you put it all out there on TV and seek publicity for every aspect of your life, it's not that farfetched for fans to think you wouldn't mind them showing up to say hi as they long as they don't try to break in or anything like that.

But then there are those like Yuan, who take to it to another frightening level, and knowing when one is really going to cross the line is ambiguous at best. Other actresses like Paula Abdul and Jodie Foster have been stalked as well and have described just how terrifying and debilitating it can be. While technology like email and Twitter make it easier for stalkers to target their victims, it also has the ability to help alert authorities earlier to some of the wild thoughts and plans going on in their minds so they can be stopped before acting on them.

In the case of Yuan, she was released on $50,000 bail, ordered to stay away from Cottilard and her fan site, and her Internet usage will be monitored. Hopefully that's enough for someone clearly so delusional. I doubt it's enough for Cottilard sleep any easier at night.

Have you ever been stalked by anyone?


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