This Thursday, June 15, Audrey Fleurot was the guest of the show As an aside on Canal+, and thus answered questions from Nathalie Lévy. An interview during which the actress, who can currently be found on TF1 every Thursday at 9:10 p.m. in the series with confirmed success, HPIconfided without language of wood on a cult movie in which she shot. And it’s aboutUntouchables, directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, and released in 2011! A real box office box office, which the 46-year-old star struggled to grasp. “I feel super lucky to have been part of this adventure and at the same time I am a little uncomfortable in the sense that the film does not rest on my shoulders at all, I’m not completely comfortableIt is a bit stupid by the way“, she explained.
And to go on to say:I feel very lucky to be part of it, but when the movie comes out I’m shooting and suddenly I pass a little by the tidal waveI have a sort of backlash afterwards, I had to realize 6 months later, I had a little lag“.
Intouchables: an international success!
In UntouchablesAudrey Fleurot responds to two big names in French cinema, Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy. The first embodies a rich quadriplegic, and the second, a former robber hired as a life assistant. The star of the series HPI interprets the role of Magalie, Philippe’s secretary. The film tells the relationship between two men from different backgrounds : Driss, a man of Senegalese origin living in the suburbs of Paris, who has just served a six-month prison sentence, and Philippe, paralyzed in all four limbs, who hired Driss even though he had no particular training. The story is actually inspired by the life of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (author of the book The Second Wind released in 2001), quadriplegic since 1993, and his relationship with Abdel Yasmin Sellouhis home help.
A dramatic comedy as poignant as it is touching, whose enormous success has crossed the borders of France. And for good reason, an american remake entitled The Upsidewas even made with actors Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the roles originally held by François Cluzet and Omar Sy.