Jean Reno, moved, looks back on the death of his mother when he was 17

When he was only 17 years old, Jean Reno experienced one of the worst tragedies of his life, the disappearance of his mother. At the microphone of France Inter, he returns to this very painful ordeal.

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We all know Jean Reno as an actor thanks to the dozens of films he has made during his career: The big BlueThe Visitors, Léon, Da Vinci Code, The Corsican Investigation, The Purple Rivers And Mistral view are just a few names from his long filmography. In 2020, we also knew Jean Reno as a politician. In fact, he became a municipal councilor for Baux de Provence. Class! From then on, it was as a novelist that he distinguished himself. This Thursday, May 16, his first novel, entitled Emma, will be available in bookstores and on the Internet. A 312-page book that mixes suspense, espionage and love.

Jean Reno speaks about the death of his mother: “It’s a wound that stays with you for the rest of your life.”

On the eve of this publication, Jean Reno was on France Inter alongside Léa Salamé. The opportunity for him to talk about his mother, who died when he was not yet an adult. “It’s a wound that stays with you your whole life, and you can do whatever you want, she will be there. On anxious evenings, she will come out again. It’s a huge loss when you lose your father and mother“, he confides with great sincerity. Léa Salamé understands what he means and insists on the fact that having to overcome this ordeal at 17 is even more complicated. “We’re going to put poultices which really don’t hold at all. I’m like everyone else, I’m nothing exceptional, everyone does that, it’s so difficult“, he adds.

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Jean Reno also upset by the disappearance of his father

Last Monday, Jean Reno was passing through C to you to talk about his current affairs and therefore his novel Emma. In front of Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine, he said he was particularly moved when he received his first work. He would have liked his father, who died a few years ago, to be there to experience this moment. “When I got him physically, about ten days ago, I almost cried. I thought of my father, because he would have loved“, he said with tears in his eyes. “He would have said: ‘But what are you still doing?’“, added Johnny Hallyday’s friend. Especially since his father would have liked to see Jean Reno become a “storyteller“. There is no doubt that he thinks of himself from up there.

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