"It's not just a role, it's therapy": Amel Bent tested by the filming of "White Sandals": Current Woman The MAG

2021 promises to be a busy year for Amel Bent. Back in the next season of The Voice from February 6, 2021 on TF1, the singer took on a new challenge. At 35, the interpreter of My philosophy made her first acting steps in White sandals, directed by Christian Faure. Aired on Monday January 25 on France 2, the TV movie retraces the career of the singer Malika Bellaribi. Survivor of a serious road accident when she was only three years old, the daughter of "slums of Nanterre" is ready to do anything to live off her passion and regain the use of her legs.

A moving story in which the artist discovered in The new star. "What an example, what a woman! We also see, in the TV movie, all those who held out their hands to her. It touched me, because there are many of them, and I too have met beautiful souls who 'helped ", she confided to TV 7 Days. Like the lyric singer, she too experienced this "survival instinct" : “For her, to sing, to be successful in singing, is to get out of poverty. I had that in me when I started out ". Amel Bent then remembered "the social barrier" who she had to face in her debut as Malika Bellaribi. “To go to my castings, and in particular that of Nouvelle Star, on M6, I took a train without a ticket. I also slept outside ", she confided to our colleagues.

Amel Bent coached by Malika Bellaribi

While she had never dared to rub shoulders with the world of cinema, she said: It’s not just a role, it’s therapy. The comedy took off my armor. " Before continuing: "I often receive proposals for series or films. But since I am very taken by my life as a singer, I refuse. And I always told myself that I was not an actress". To embody the suburban diva, "I worked like crazy for six months with a film coach. In her workshop, I gave up everything. There were screams, tears". Confident not to feel “up to" or "legitimate" for him "pay homage”, The coach of The Voice highlighted : "It was too big a role for someone who had never really played." To play Malika Bellaribi, Amel Bent was able to count on the support of the singer: "She also coached me ".

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