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At Series Mania, Marcia Cross unleashes fans and protesters


The Desperate Housewives star's autograph session was interrupted by a spontaneous protest against pension reform.

Out of sight, out of mind, as we say.

Regarding Marcia Cross, muse of Marc Cherry's cult series,

Desperate Housewives

, it seems that the adage is false, so much his coming to Series Mania, invited to pay tribute to his career, unleashed the crowds.

In the best sense of the word, with endless queues of fans at the gates of the New Century where she was giving a moving masterclass this Tuesday.

But also in the worst, namely, the unexpected irruption, at the beginning of the evening, of angry demonstrators.

Around 9 p.m., a few dozen of them burst onto the festival's purple carpet, shouting anti-Macron slogans, overturning the security barriers, breaking a few bottles in the process.

The actress, in the middle of an autograph session, was exfiltrated.

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A young woman was injured in the face, fortunately taken care of by the firefighters.

The pension reform and the use of 49.3 are not supposed to have an impact on cultural events.

Especially since here, Marcia Cross had given her support to the opponents.

Yet this is often the case.

And to wonder if the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, expected this Thursday at the professional forum as part of the Lille Dialogues, will be authorized to travel.

The body and its weaknesses

Back to the program around a selection of outstanding series by their staging of the relationship to the body and its fragilities.

Best Interests

, from the BBC, examines the daily life of a family whose youngest daughter has myopathy.

Les Randonneuses

, on TF1, evokes the drama of cancer around the mountain excursion of a small group of women in remission.

The Israeli,

A Body That Works

, by one of


's co-writers , recounts the ordeal of infertility.


, to be seen soon on OCS, delivers the moving and funny portrait of a mother-child duo both suffering from autism.

The resumption, with a new cast, of the adaptation by TF1 of the Spanish format,

, also tackles it.

Five different series both in their postulate and in their treatment but which have in common their frontal relationship to the disease, whatever its origins, symptoms and manifestations.

The time for filigree treatment of ailments seems to be over.

Audiovisual creation accepts dilapidation, harsh reality and grows bolder.

Poetry is no less great.

Neither does the emotion felt.

Love is omnipresent.

Hope too.

With this message: “

we are beginning to understand what you are facing


In short, empathy.

Helena Bonham Carter's breath of fresh air

After all these hardships, discovering


could only have the effect of a big breath of fresh air... New nugget signed Russell T. Davies to whom we already owe the terrifying

Years and Years



looks back on the career of a 1970s British soap opera idol Noele Gordon.

His rise, his rise to the top and his fall, or rather the decision by his producers to oust him overnight from the hit soap opera



The heroine, almost in every shot, is superbly played by Helena Bonham Carter, seen recently in

The Crown

, as Margaret, the Queen's frustrated and angry sister.

The performance is astounding.

The staging is perfect.

The dialogues are chiselled.

The irony is scathing and says a lot about show business's contempt for older women.

But Nolly has not said his last word.

Too bad the series was presented out of competition...

Source: lefigaro

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