Nathalie Baye has an arm’s length filmography and has toured with the greats. In the columns of the JDD, the talented actress looks back on her various roles and meetings with great actors and directors. The opportunity also for Laura Smet’s mother to come back to certain rumors concerning her love life. Did she have an affair with François Truffaut or Gérard Depardieu? His response is clear:I never for a second had the idea of starting a romantic relationship with François Truffaut. I’ve never had an affair with a director“. Our colleagues specify all the same that the actress refused “Many times” the advances of the director with whom she collaborated in the films The American Night, The Man Who Loved Women and The Green Roome.
His experience with Bertrand Tavernier, in A week of vacationwas similar: “Bertrand Tavernier always fell in love with his actresses and it was sometimes a bit heavy“. The 74-year-old actress nevertheless specifies that “the shooting was sweet and joyful“. Nathalie Baye also seems to keep good memories of her various professional encounters with Gérard Depardieu, of which she speaks in a particularly respectful way. She mentions “an endearing man and an immense actor“.”I heard ridiculous and disgusting things said about him. Gérard Depardieu is a lord, a man of great human quality“, she specifies. Same story concerning Alain Delon, “a great man“.
Recently featured in Downton Abbey 2: A New Era, Nathalie Baye is modest today with regard to her love life, so that we do not know if she is currently in love. In the past, her romances with Philippe Léotard (who had left everything for her), Johnny Hallyday, Pierre Lescure and Jean-Louis Borloo had all, whether she liked it or not, been publicized. On the other hand, the actress Caesarized 4 times does not hide anything from a recent happiness, that of having become a grandmother for the first time. His daughter Laura Smet indeed gave birth to a little Leo in 2020. In She Italyshe made a beautiful statement to her daughter and grandson: “Family is most important. My daughter and my grandson coming before everything else“.
The full portrait of Nathalie Baye can be found in the JDD of July 24.