Jean-Paul Belmondo: “As soon as he could…”, the touching confession of his grandson Alessandro

Jean-Paul Belmondo: “As soon as he could…”, the touching confession of his grandson Alessandro
Jean-Paul Belmondo: “As soon as he could…”, the touching confession of his grandson Alessandro

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Alessandro Belmondo was received by Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine on the show C à Vous, accompanied by his mother Luana Belmondo, for the release of the documentary Belmondo, Italy as a legacybroadcast on Canal+. Excerpts from this documentary were presented during the broadcast on France 5.

We discover that Jean-Paul Belmondo used to love making his grandchildren laugh. For example, he did not hesitate to do some stunts or throw himself fully clothed into the swimming pool.As soon as he could do something stupid to make us laugh, he did it.” exclaimed Alessandro Belmondo back on set, assuring that it was of course the truth.

Alessandro Belmondo had a lot of fun with his grandfather

I don’t think I came out of those moments unscathed.” he added with a laugh as his grandfather never missed one.I was often asked what it was like to have a famous grandfather and I would answer that he was a grandfather like everyone else. He was perhaps a little more of a daredevil than the others, let’s say, but he loved to make me and my brothers laugh..”

During this same interview, Alessandro Belmondo was asked about his job, even though he did not choose to follow his grandfather’s passion, since he became a restaurateur and is now at the head of his own restaurant, Le Caillebotte, in Paris. When he was 22, and was in hotel school, he did an internship with Hélène Darroze in London, which changed everything for him.

Hélène Darroze was very important in the life of Alessandro Belmondo

At first, I listened to my mom and dad, it’s a job I always wanted to do. I always liked eating, I always liked cooking. But I didn’t dare to move forward. One day I got up, and my mom kindly told me: ‘I’m sending you to Hélène Darroze and if you flourish there, you’re made for this job’“, thus recounted Jean-Paul Belmondo’s grandson to begin with.

My career is very much shaped by women, my Italian grandmother taught me some cooking and anti-waste especially and I had my mother too, and Hélène Darroze. And my wife too today of course who today also shares my life with my son. These are the four women who have marked my life at key moments” he added, very moved.

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