She shared the female lead with , and , some of whom objected to the large number of scenes that Simon was getting.
She was scheduled to make her American film debut in 1936 , playing a Spanish girl, but was replaced by.
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We caught up with Simone to discuss what it was like to be back for a second shoot, how it feels to be so successful at her age, and more! During filming, she was again stricken by flu, and she ultimately had to be replaced by actress.
It was usual for foreign actresses to receive months of preparation before working, but Simon was given only a few weeks of English lessons before she was told to report on set.
In later interviews, Simon expressed her gratitude towards Allégret, feeling that he was responsible for her glory.
It was a heavyweight lineup in which Simon's role left her little chance to compete effectively.