“The misfortune of losing his son may have made him different”

“The misfortune of losing his son may have made him different”
“The misfortune of losing his son may have made him different”

On the occasion of the release of her new children’s book, Marlène Jobert looks back in particular on her career in cinema with Tele-Leisure. The opportunity to talk about Gérard Depardieu, with whom she filmed in 1975.

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His unique voice has rocked generations of children. With some 13 million books sold and some translated around the world, Marlène Jobert is one of the great voices in children’s literature. Now aged 83, she presents a new work, Panic among the witches (Ed. Glénat) in which she thrills the youngest with a witch story, while introducing them to the music of Jean-Sébastien Bach. “The album is part of a collection aimed at introducing young people to classical music, here Jean-Sébastien Bach. Through the pleasure of history, they can learn everything! They say that children change, I don’t believe it: their pleasure in wondering or shuddering is intact“, explains Eva Green’s mother to Tele-Leisurevisibly still delighted to talk about her work, 30 years after starting writing.

Marlène Jobert looks back on her cinema career

The one who is also Elsa Lunghini’s aunt remembers how this second career began, by chance: “It’s all my daughters’ fault! When I was little, I read them a lot of stories, until that holiday evening when I forgot their book. I had to improvise… and they loved it!”remembers Marlène Jobert. “They pushed me to continue, and as I took immense pleasure in it and writing allowed me to spend time with them, I devoted myself to it.” Because before that, the actress was filming with Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe de Broca and Maurice Pialat… A cinema career which she regrets having ended? Obviously not: “I had some very good roles in the cinema, but I never missed it. What I wanted was to be with my daughters“.

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Marlène Jobert speaks about the Gérard Depardieu affair

Today aware of having had two very rich careers, Marlène Jobert has fond memories of French cinema, while welcoming the initiative of actresses who dare to denounce the reprehensible behavior of actors or directors: “Women victims must speak, they must and that’s very good! In all circles, not just in the cinema: in the medical, political world…“The actress also returned to the filming that she shared with Gérard Depardieu, who will be tried in October before the criminal court for sexual assault. If she condemns the facts with which she is now accused, she remembers: “We shared the bill in 1975, both with a leading role in Claude Goretta’s film, Not that bad. And he never had an inappropriate thought or gesture, either towards me or towards the team.“As she said in 2023, Marlène Jobert sees the death of the actor’s son, in 2008, as an explanation for her behavior:”The misfortune of losing his son may have made him different and led to these obviously unacceptable behaviors.

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