If depression is a modern disease, it remains poorly understood, sometimes minimized.
Witness the "It's nothing", or even "Move yourself", that Florence Foresti could hear during the depressive episodes that she went through, and that she related in the columns of
, September 13 .
“We are on the edge of death”
The most beloved French comedian (according to a 2019 Harris poll) paints a dark, even macabre picture of the disease: “I wanted to end it, she remembered.
You can't work, or be a mother, wife or friend.
We forget that we have children, we forget everything.
The one who assumes taking antidepressants for 25 years, continues: “Because depression is the end of life.
We are on the verge of death.”
series , inspired by her daily life, on which she has been working since 2016 and which will be broadcast on Canal + on October 3, is likely to resonate with a large audience.
In France, it is estimated that nearly one in five people has suffered or will suffer from depression during their lifetime, according to Inicea health services.
In addition, women are twice as affected as men.
In video, the trailer for
, an autofiction series by Florence Foresti
How to laugh at depression?
Florence Foresti did not let herself be overwhelmed.
First of all, his busy schedule for the start of the school year testifies to this.
In full promotion of her two new creations, the show
Boys, boys, boys,
at the Marigny theater until December 31, then on tour throughout France, and the
series on Canal +, an autofiction inspired by her daily life, she granted numerous interviews with various media, and in particular
In the latter, published on September 26, she confides about episode 7 of
: “Depression is nothingness.
If I had listened to myself, this episode would have been just me lying on the couch.
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Making depression laugh is a tall order, but paradoxically, instilling a dose of humor into it has proven to be beneficial.
“Laughter saves you from everything, from pain, aggression and indifference,” said the actress in the columns of
Florence Foresti takes up this impossible challenge by mixing the subject of this mental illness with other aspects of her life: “A public figure, she is also a mother in shared custody, a drifting bachelor, an artist in search of inspiration, and chronic anxiety,” reads the synopsis of this largely autobiographical new series.
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Anxiety on the heels
Anxiety which has resurfaced with renewed vigor around the poster of her new show,
Boys, Boys, Boys
, where she appears naked: "I had anxiety attacks, I refused to let it be broadcast in the transport: I can't be naked in the metro!
I was afraid that we would draw obscenities or insults on my photo, ”she also confided to the Parisian.
In this sold-out show which will undoubtedly address themes such as love, femininity, celibacy in the fifties, or even the Me Too movement, the 48-year-old comedian proclaims his love for men.
For the design of this show, she said that she was "nurtured by the anger of seeing men around her being criticized for no reason": "We think we dream of having to almost apologize for loving men at this moment" , she notably launched in an interview with
Florence Foresti has never hidden her feminism – mistress of ceremonies for the Césars in 2020, she refused to go on stage when the prize for best director was awarded to Roman Polanski, accused of several sex crimes –.
Her show, "where she defends men", risks causing a stir.
“So much the worse or so much the better if some people take this show badly – that's part of the debate”, anticipates the comedian.