Kad Merad: “This role will probably pursue me”

MAINTENANCE – In Emmanuel Courcol’s film, A triumph , the interpreter of Black baron embodies an actor who is deeply involved in a theater workshop in prison. A way for him to return to his youthful passion.

Light shirt, three-day beard and hat screwed on his head, Kad Merad appears as himself, smiling, affable, mocking, in this Parisian café overlooking the Saint-Eustache church. He already knows that his role in A triumph Emmanuel Courcol will stick to his skin. He explains it bluntly.

LE FIGARO. – Do you remember how this project started?

Kad MERAD. –It all started with a meeting. Director Emmanuel Courcol, whose first film I liked, Cease-fire, contacted me. He had liked to see me in the series Black baron, and imagined me playing the role of Etienne in his next film. I found the approach interesting. Often, the problem with directors for me is that they are not curious enough! Not all, of course …

Where did this first meeting take place?

Home. At the time, I lived in the 6e arrondissement and my apartment overlooked the Luxembourg Gardens. Emmanuel, who comes from the theater, told me about his film, telling me

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