Would Romain Gary have written his novel Beyond this limit your ticket is no longer valid thinking about the actors? While aging is for many a source of anxiety, for those who live "through their physique", especially actors, anxiety becomes even more significant as age progresses. This is what Yvan Attal told by the menu on the set of "Clique" this Tuesday, September 26, leaving a certain hypochondria that he willingly claims.
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There is self-mockery in Yvan Attal when, on the set, Charlotte Gainsbourg's voice resonates, teasing him somewhat: "Yvan, if you were a song, don't blame me, but it would be I am not healthy, by Gaston Ouvrard. The lyrics are really good, and it resonates a lot with your piece, because you open with back pain. So it seemed pretty legitimate to me." The actor and director, currently on stage at the Théâtre Antoine in a play entitled Vidéo Club, plays the role of a fifty-year-old who questions his relationship. Where the play resembles reality is not in the relationship he has with Charlotte Gainsbourg but rather in the one that the character cultivates with his body. Because the character of Jean-Marc likes to complain about his little bobos, more than reason.
"She lives with a guy who is getting older... Who wakes up with pain in the back, knee, shoulder ...", he says. We feel that in fact this observation borders on hypochondria: "Before, I fell asleep with my thumb on my pulse I had to feel it. When I had to do a blood test, I had it done in two different places in Paris, very far away to make sure they didn't spread the word. And I was comparing to see if it was the same numbers. It's really crap." It was after strong therapies that he managed to settle his anxieties: "Before, I was convinced that I had a serious illness. A disease inside me. There I can check it. It's not the same at all." There is in Yvan Attal a disarming honesty but which sometimes borders on catastrophism, he who is difficult to imagine at 58 years old to be the bedridden he portrays. After Video Club, will he play the imaginary patient?
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