Gainsbourg Snubs English Roots
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG is desperate to conceal her English heritage, because Brits make her feel "uncomfortable". The daughter of English icon JANE BIRKIN and SERGE GAINSBOURG is far prouder of her French roots, and although Birkin encouraged her to enjoy British comedy - including much-loved 1970s duo MORECAMBE AND WISE - she simply didn't relate. She says, "The English was really my mother, it was never me. "Because, being the daughter of my father, I always felt very French. I can see what my mother gave me, what she made me listen to or see - very English things, like Morecambe and Wise. But with the English I'm not really comfortable."