Audrey Tautou has opened up about her acting career, saying that she doesn't think she is ambitious enough to crack America.

The Amelie star told the Radio Times: "Getting a role, like in The Da Vinci Code, that's fine. Once in a while, I would love to, but it doesn't work like that.

They are not just going to come and pick me up as an actress, with all the wonderful actresses they have.

"If you want to build a career in Hollywood, that is different. You have to move there. And for a French person like me... I would have to be away from my friends and family.

"Cinema is my passion. I admire American directors and love American movies. But my life is also something which is very important, and my ambition is not big enough.

"In Hollywood, there is a very important marketing, business, branding side. And I really don't think I could be formatted for that."

Tautou added of the Hollywood scene: "People staring at every single millimetre of your body and what you wear, it is a huge pressure.

"Some people are happy with that, but me, non."