Vanessa Paradis is the headliner of the play Maman. For her return to Paris, she gives the reply to her husband Samuel Benchetrit. And it could have been very complicated.
Vanessa Paradis, a well-known singer, no longer has to prove herself as an actress: Noce Blanche, Élisa, L’Arnacoeur, Family photo, she’s a movie star. But the actress also shines on the boards. Vanessa Paradis is the main actress of the show Maman. She portrays Jeanne there, a middle-aged woman with an exacerbated sensitivity and a painful past. When the play started, Vanessa Paradis gave the reply to Eric Elmosnino, a huge actor in The Bélier Family. After a tour throughout France, the play is back at the Théâtre Edouard VII, and Vanessa Paradis has changed her co-star. Indeed, it is Samuel Benchetrit, the director of the play, who now gives him the reply.
But Samuel Benchetrit is especially since 5 years the husband of Vanessa Paradis. The singer and actress confided in this collaboration with the man of her life in the columns of Madame Figaro. “Playing opposite my husband in real life…playing my husband in the play, and then it got complicated for us, a couple telling each other that we were going to be on stage together every night ”. The actress had, like many people who hesitate to work with their life partner, reluctance. “We dreaded disagreeing sometimes, yelling at each other, not giving each other space, being together day and night…”
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Vanessa Paradis and Samuel Benchetrit, welded on stage
However, if sharing the stage with his companion seemed to him at first “frightening” , the experience turned out to be very reassuring and even beneficial for her couple. “We realized how nice and fun it was.” For Vanessa Paradis, playing the line with her life partner was even surprisingly a liberating experience. “We were uninhibited, we forgot each other… Finally, playing with your lover, it spices up life…”
Vanessa Paradis and Samuel Benchetrit have been in a relationship since 2016. They said yes on June 30, 2018 and now form a large blended family. Samuel Benchetrit is indeed the father of Jules Benchetrit, 25, whom he had with Marie Trintignant, and of Saul, 16, born of his relationship with Anna Mougladis. Vanessa Paradis had 2 children with Johnny Depp, Lily Rose, 24, and Jack, 21.