his strange passion for “serial killers and crackpots”

ALPE D'HUEZ, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: Mathilde Seigner attends the closing ceremony during the 25th L'Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival on January 22, 2022 in Alpe d'Huez, France.  (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

(Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

On the poster for the TV movie “The Children of the Righteous”, Mathilde Seigner imposes herself in a new role, she who has a great reputation. But in addition to her passion for comedy, the actress has a special interest in criminals. explanations.

Mathilde Seigner is one of those actresses who have always grew up in the middle of the cinema. She is the granddaughter of actor Louis Seigner, niece of Françoise Seigner, two members of the Comédie-Française, she debuted on the small screen in 1991, at the age of 23, after having spent three good years on the stage. Today, at 54 years old, she is one of the most famous French actresses and has a number of projects. And this, both on the small screen, with the miniseries “such a long night“Released in 2021, only in dark rooms with his latest feature film, “Un tour chez ma fille”.

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A strange passion for murderers

During her career, Mathilde Seigner had time to have 1000 lives, to play characters of all kinds, although recently she entrusted her TF1 that all the heroines she played had a similarity. These are female characters: “rock’n’roll and “endearing””. In “Une si longue nuit”, a French remake of the British production Criminal Justice, she slipped into the role of Isabelle, a lawyer like no other.

However, she herself never dreamed of becoming a lawyer in real life. “Even if it looks like the work of an actor, because a lawyer gets on stage during arguments, I wouldn’t have liked it. I think it would have worn me out.” However, she confesses that she would have “loved to be a police officer”. “Division Commissioner, that would have freaked me out, because I’m fascinated by serial killers and crackpots.” An unusual passion!

Now you want to avoid slipping

For many years, Mathilde Seigner was considered one of the loudmouths of French cinema. she affirmed it in the columns of ELLE a few years ago: “I’ve been slipping for twenty years. I behave in public as if I were in my bathroom. I don’t calculate, otherwise I wouldn’t have left my house for a long time.” An attitude that he now calls into question to avoid problems, and in particular waves of harassment on social networks.

Invited to 50 Minutes Inside, she said: “I would like to say what I think, but I don’t do it anymore. I hold back. In addition, the public is very angry with me, people tell me on the street.” But with social networks today you can no longer. Why am I bothering to speak my mind and then beat myself up for 15 days? Before the controversy amused me. But today it’s over. we can no longer say anything besides, otherwise we grill. In fact, we live in very boring times.”

A boredom that also encourages him to take a break from his career: “I need to rediscover the desire to love, as our friend Johnny Hallyday used to say. I must admit that I am very bored right now on the set. And then I’ve been working like crazy for 34 years and I just want to live”. Words that she had confirmed in Television 7 days : “I no longer give the stick to be beaten. That’s why I leave my house less. My agent sometimes criticizes me for it, but it’s too boring to make an effort. I’m not very polite even if I know how to behave. I’m always scared I slip up on my words, especially on social media, so I protect myself.


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