Featured in peter von kant, the actress signed her first participation in “Daily”, Yann Barthès’ show, this Wednesday, June 22. She discussed, pell-mell, her vision of the couple, romantic relationships and the Me Too movement.
She says she breathed playfulness into Sidonie, her character in the film peter von kant, by Francois Ozon. Invited on the set of “Daily”, Wednesday, June 22, alongside the director, Isabelle Adjani was just as mischievous or even impenetrable at times. “I’m so jetlagged, even jetlagged,” she joked, having just returned from the United States. The actress, who signed her first participation in Yann Barthès’ show, spoke pell-mell about her nostalgia, romantic relationships and the Me Too movement. “For your character, the secret of a relationship that works is to pretend to give power to the other,” explained the Savoyard presenter.
The “End of Beans”
To which Isabelle Adjani replied: “I don’t think it’s a strategy that can make you happy, or in any case allow you to live together. It’s really a way of treating the other as a potential enemy, someone we fear deep down. Believing that we have power because we pretend to give it to the other… That seems to me to be the end of the beans in a couple.
The actress also spoke about the relationships of actresses with their directors. “We are always the muse of his director who knows how to film you, who gives you a role because he loves you and he wants us to love you, she specified. Every actress should be the muse of her director. (…) I find that otherwise, it is mistreatment.
In video, L’Oréal Paris at the Cannes Film Festival with Isabelle Adjani
“Things that are not human”
She nevertheless conceded that some of them sometimes adopted inappropriate attitudes. “It can happen that there is a little human deficiency in a director from the moment he takes himself for a demiurge, she explained. He can inflict things on you that are not human, forgetting that he himself is a human being who works with other human beings. These are relationships of domination and submission on the set, which I hope will have a short life.
The heroine of Queen Margot (1994) also evoked the feminist current born in 2017. “Even if Me Too does not seem to have something to do with it as we talk about it, I think so, supported. I think that it will take a form of distancing so that a real and benevolent proximity can continue to exist between a director and an actress. Before adding: “I find that the directors are all the same alerted to the difficulty which could arise from the fact of insisting in a hegemonic way”.
“I am very nostalgic”
Isabelle Adjani also expressed her nostalgia after the broadcast of a chronicle retracing her career, in particular musical. “At this point in my life, I think more and more about what I have left of it, about the nice years I have left,” she confided. I am perhaps less and less comfortable with returns on images. And the actress concludes: “I am very nostalgic, and to see this nostalgia expressed moves me. I feel like a lot of my life has passed.” What his fans will certainly deny, quick to discover his latest film in theaters, from July 6.