Gérard Depardieu: “I admit that for me this time is difficult to live”

EXCLUSIVE MAINTENANCE – At the age of 73, Truffaut’s favorite actor finds a role worthy of him in the new film by Patrice Leconte, playing the mythical commissioner Maigret imagined by Simenon.

As soon as you enter Gérard Depardieu’s vast Parisian apartment, you see an overcoat around a large statue enthroned in the middle of the room. We meet Patrice Leconte on the start. Farceur, the director of Maigret prepares to recover his coat which he had hung on this sculpture by Germaine Richier acquired a long time ago by Depardieu.

“I think I’ll leave you my coat, because it suits her to your sculpture!” he exclaims mockingly before leaving the premises. Depardieu laughs. While saying goodbye, the two men tease each other, call each other a “little guy”… Their complicity is obvious. However, this is the first time that Depardieu has worked with the director of tannedfrom hairdresser’s husband or of Mr Hire… At 73 spring, François Truffaut’s favorite actor appears in great shape, smiling, relaxed. He sits down

LE FIGARO. – This is your first collaboration with Patrice Leconte. How did it go?


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