Polanski Wife Thought Arrest Was a 'Joke' -- but U.S. Judge Not Laughing, Rules Against Him

"We could not go out because we were being pursued by the paparazzi," she said. "My children did not go to school. My parents, my sisters and my close friends would come over and bring us food. It was a strange experience, not unpleasant either, as if we were in a cocoon," she said.

She also defended her husband, who, she said, was wrongly portrayed in the media. "It is not the man I met, I fell in love with, I married," she said. "My personal truth is that Roman has always been a marvelous husband and man. He is an impeccable man, and I have nothing to reproach him for."

Seigner told the magazine that the past four months following her husband's arrest were like "falling into a well like Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland,'" and that each day the fall had been "slow and regular, that each day, I was falling a bit more. And above all, that this long fall would not stop."

Seigner is promoting her second album, "Dingue" (a French word that translates loosely as "crazy") scheduled for French release Feb. 8. In a song from the album, Seigner and Polanski perform a duet about a girl who gets drunk who wakes up the following day next to a man she does not know.

Seigner said she was advised to remove the song from the album but chose not to.

"It would have been like confessing to a mistake or to an uneasiness, which have no raison d'être," she said, describing the exchange between the girl and the man as "very funny."

"Negative minds will without any doubt see something, but I can assure you that there is no particular message behind all this," Seigner said.

Seigner expressed her confidence in the U.S. justice system.

"I'm sure this case will work out all right on the American side. I'm an optimistic and positive woman."

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