The TV movie “Mise à nu”, inspired by real events, is broadcast tonight on France 2. Julie de Bona, who plays a woman victim of revenge porn and cyberbullying, told us about this strong unit, its scenes of nudity and its projects.
Then Plan B, stolen serviceor romantic comedy I like to lie last year, Julie from Good takes on the role of Sophie Parlier, a female victim of revenge porn, in the TV movie punch Nakedrebroadcast at 9:10 p.m. on France 2.
Inspired by real events, this unit manufactured by didier bivel (Emma Bouvary) tells the story of a mother who, after an affair with the local bookseller, sees her life turn into a nightmare. To make him pay for her rejection, the man in question has made a weapon of their nights of love by exposing videos of her intimate relationships on the Internet. A violation of his privacy that Sophie will try to fight at all costs.
Julie from Good, offering a high-level performance at Mise à nuHe told us about this necessary telefilm, about the nude scenes he shot for the needs of the story, and about his collaboration with Julien Boisselierhis playmate, with whom he won the performance prize in Luchon earlier this year.
AlloCiné: Beyond the very strong character you play, is it also the idea of being able to tackle the subject of revenge porn and cyberbullying, still little treated in fiction in France, that you liked through this role in Mise à nu ?
Julie from Good : I was offered the TV movie two years ago, and at the time we didn’t talk about it at all. I discovered the violence of the theme by reading the script and talking to the woman who inspired the character of Sophie Parlier. I realized the damage it can do to a life and its privacy.
Cyberbullying complaints are rarely successful. Isn’t the message of the TV movie to tell the victims not to isolate themselves and speak up?
Of course. There are associations, but not that many. And above all, you have to be surrounded. It is a real scourge, it has really existed in France for ten years, and now it is exploding. And the victims isolate themselves because they no longer know how to cope. There is even more isolation than for a physical rape. On the Internet, it is “unwashable”. There are lifelong traces of this violence. Even for the grandchildren it will remain. There is a shame that arises in front of society. Victims feel like they have it written on their foreheads. There are no longer any real means to protect themselves and they become even more isolated.
But the TV movie tells them “Out, go fight, there are ways.” However, it is super difficult. There are companies that clean. We pay and for a year they clean everything on the internet. There are ways, and these costs must be reimbursed. But it can destroy. Even in the office, everyone saw his sexual antics. It is very humiliating, it sticks to the skin.
It’s important to talk about it so people don’t feel guilty. They are victims, they did nothing. They did not agree, there was no consent. And if they ever made an erotic video, or showed part of their intimacy to a lover, whom they trusted, they are not the criminals, they are not guilty. It’s like when you put on a miniskirt, you don’t have to be raped. The real drama is the person who spreads your image without your consent.
There is a scene in the TV movie where a police officer says to Sophie “Assume”, and it represents well this type of speech that we cannot accept to hear…
Yeah, “Assume, you’ve made videos, you have to assume.” I get angry at that point by the way. I still added some scenes, like when he agrees to show her breasts at the beginning in a moment of intimacy, beauty and purity. So that we understand that in love games, when we are fragile and have just met someone, there are things we can do without bad intentions.
That is the beauty of the love story, but it is dangerous. Even if Sophie is not responsible and guilty of it. And the same when she asks him to take a picture of her panties, they are erotic love games, there is no crime in that.
In fact, there is nudity in the TV movie. How did you approach these sequences with director Didier Bivel?
I think he was extraordinary, I loved working with him. That was the point, so I had to go anyway. This is the first time for me, I have never faced this kind of scene in my career, in twenty years. That’s not what I felt, I’ve never been offered that before. So there, I found it interesting. I had to show a little so that the viewer would be surprised, like the character, to understand that it totally damages her image and that it is super trashy and violent for Sophie.
But me, Julie, the actress, I’m still very modest about it, I don’t show much. So we had to find the middle ground. We talked a lot about this with Didier and I think he was very delicate. Each time there is a distance. He shows me through the phone. In the trial, it is in the reflection of the glass that we see the screen. It’s still shocking, and obviously there are things I didn’t agree to film. I had my own limits.
But anyway, France 2 agreed to something quite sober. No one wanted us to go further. But it took this proper dose to want to protect Sophie Parlier and understand how devastating she is. And if not, I don’t get wet. The exposure is not complete.
Learning to love you, Stolen service, now discovered. You have acted in several social fictions recently. Is it important for you to raise awareness through fiction?
It’s much stronger, more personally impactful when you play a societal theme. I wanted it, I needed it, it was a time in my life when I had to do it to make sense of it. But I also want comedy. Entertaining is good. At this time, it could even save lives.
Afterwards, if I can feel like a citizen and use my art and my emotions on a social issue, that’s great, that’s good. And on set is very special. The whole team is here to defend an issue, we are united. Selfishness is left aside, there is a very good atmosphere, very benevolent, very involving. She is very nice as an actress.
There is a great cast around you. Was it an additional motivation when accepting the role?
Yes, with Julien Boisselier it was great. When I found out that he was acting in the TV movie, I thought to myself, “he’s great, he won.” Because everything depended on the couple in front of him. I really like his way of playing, I find it very subtle. We don’t see it happening. We really fell in love with the character. He is an elegant, fine, subtle guy. The viewer can understand why she fell in love with him. And there is no serial killer turn, where she is revealed to be someone else. She’s subtle, she’s the same character she was when she started. She does it with such subtlety that in the end it’s the same. I think it’s even weirder. And he gives me material to play with.
But, it is true that in general it is a very nice cast. Sofia Cattani it’s great, Samy GharbI also. Julien de Saint Jean, who plays my son, is amazing. will explode. And physically there really is something, it seems that it is my son.
You received the acting prize in Luchon with Julien Boisselier for Mise à nu. Is recognition of the profession important for an actor?
It is nice. he is the first. But I don’t do it for that. The public loves me a lot. When they congratulate me for a role I get very excited. Besides, I’ve already been sworn in, prices don’t mean much. We know, it is so complicated to give a price. There are so many dangers, things that we do not control at all.
When you don’t have the acting award and you’ve done a good performance, you shouldn’t take it as a rejection of your work. And it’s the same when you have a price, you shouldn’t feel more flattered than that. But I take it as a gift. For both of us, for Julien and for me. I think we did our job well. As we were very close on set, we both worked well, there was a lot of respect, a lot of professionalism, I took it as a way of saying “you guys worked well”.
What are your plans after Mise à nu? Obviously there’s Les Combattantes coming to TF1 in the coming months, from the same team as Le Bazar de la Charite…
the fighters is a great love story with the director alexander lorenzothat had already made me deliver Eliza’s secret and The charity bazaar. I have a lot of respect and admiration for his work. It progresses from series to series, I am very happy that I found it. The producer, Iris Bucher, is also at the forefront of this new project. So it’s really a story of family and love with Alexandre Laurent, with the production and with TF1.
Both Elise’s Secret and Charity Bazaar revealed me to an audience. So every time I feel flattered to be shot so well by this director. I was very happy to go, no matter what. It’s a new installment of Bazaar, but it’s not a sequel, it’s not a prequel, it’s not a spin-off. It is a new work in this collection. We just took the same actresses and put them in different characters. But the seal of the Bazaar is there.
We wonder here what was the place of women during the First World War. Because there is a war memorial for the horses that died during the First World War, but there is none for the women who lost their lives during this period. So Iris thought it was time to talk about the role of these women. I have an unexpected role. Because they wrote to me and finally I am the mother superior of the convent (laughs). I think it’s brilliant because, after playing a huge burn victim in Le Bazar, it’s again a very unexpected role. Sometimes I wonder how Alexandre sees me (laughs). But it’s always a big challenge, because you have to be believable.
It is even bigger than Le Bazaar. The first episode of Bazaar was very strong in staging, and then it was a little less spectacular. There we are a little more spectacular in all the episodes. It really is a great show. We are four women of the First World War, because sofia essaidi came to join us Camila Lou, audrey fleurotand me, and it’s really a good variety of women’s roles during the war.
Before or after that, I still don’t know, there will also be the series the house across the street in M6. it’s a thriller Desperate housewives very choral. Theater is also coming. And I crave comedy, so I send signals.