"I'm having more and more trouble killing people. Vincent Cassel returns his big bouncing carcass on the sofa in Skai. In Jason Bourne, I was a little disgusted at the end of killing at all costs without really understanding who or why - these scenarios, it's still a bit embroiled. He is laughing.
At 52, we find Vincent Cassel with beard and kippa, director of an association for disabled people, in Hors standards , Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano ( Untouchables , Samba , The Meaning of the party ... ). Exit the young burnt head of La Haine (1995) , its trademark? Not so sure. Behind her sparkling eyes and her angelic smile, the same eruptive force is boiling.
"We each have their own way of life ," he says. An energy of our own and on which we surf. Of this energy, one makes either aggressive characters like Vinz in the Hate, or obstinate ones like Bruno, the hero of Hors standards. And to add, amused: " On the set, the directors always said to me : " nice, nice ... ""
Vinz one day, Vinz always? In the beginning, moreover, it is not Vinz but Veentz. " It was the time of the tag, and the " e " is more interesting to draw than the " i " . »Street kid, hip hop, bike,« parisian attitude », banter and provoc: « "I do not like anything, I'm Parisian": it was an inscription on a T-shirt. I just love it. An identity. I grew up like that, going back and forth between Montmartre and Ménilmontant where I still live. "
Inadapted by essence
The drama among the Cassels (Crochon in the civil state) is elegance. The son of Jean-Pierre, this gentleman of French cinema, will do everything to erase the filiation that stigmatizes, and seductive side that, at home too, takes over if it releases the flange. "Young, I had smooth skin, I felt adolescent. I struggled against that, getting older for roles, adding white hair. The aggressiveness that I displayed was for that too. He grimaces: " People with rough edges are more interesting to play, and they are often the bad guys. "
" The sense of humor is paramount. There is no style without humor »