In August 2021, José Garcia and Isabelle Doval announced their divorce after nearly 30 years together. The actor and the director have even collaborated together in the cinema.
For nearly 30 years, José Garcia and Isabelle Doval have formed one of the most emblematic couples of French cinema. Together, the actor and the director had two girls, Laurene, 27, and Thelma, 21. But last August, they announced bad news: they were divorcing! “After 28 years together, Isabelle Doval and José Garcia have decided to separate. They want to protect their friendship in the same way they protected their love”wrote the director in the caption of a photo of her and the one who was then her husband, on Instagram.
Does this rupture necessarily lead to the end of their collaboration? These last years, José Garcia filmed twice under the orders of his ex-wife. The first time was in 2003 in Isabelle Doval’s first film, Laughter and Punishment. Antoine de Caunes’ accomplice plays Vincent, a crazy osteopath dumped by his girlfriend because she’s the only one he doesn’t make laugh. Ten years later, Isabelle Doval calls on her husband again in Fonzy, a film in which José Garcia plays Diego Costa, a sperm donor who learns that he is the father of 533 children, more than a hundred of whom want to know who their father is. Laurene and Thelma’s mom also made two other films, A castle in Spain and Abdel and the Countessin which she did not call on José Garcia.
José Garcia: his secrets about his excessive alcohol consumption
In the columns of Paris Matcha few days ago, José Garcia confided in his excessive consumption of alcohol. “You get such a high adrenaline when you’re in the role that when it stops you need to drink pretty insane amounts to compensate. And that plays tricks on us. Imagine: on a set, he I happened to fight or shout at someone 45 times in a row, from 3 to 6 in the morning non-stop. Normal people never do that! When you kill someone or you smash it against the ground, your brain knows it’s fake, but your gesture is real. And it’s very difficult to come down”explained the actor.
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