behind the scenes of the portraits of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen from “Seven to Eight”

EXCLUSIVE – On Sunday at 7:20 p.m. on TF1, the two qualified candidates for the second round of the presidential election will answer the journalist’s questions.

Eight days before the second round of the presidential elections, the campaign accelerates by immanuel macron et Marina LePen. The two candidates are multiplying appearances both in public and on television. On Wednesday, April 20, they will face each other during the traditional debate between rounds broadcast on TF1 and France 2 and presented by Gilles Bouleau et read salami. But first, they agreed to trust Audrey Crespo Mara as part of “Portrait of the Week” “Seven to Eight” in TF1.

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A nice blow for the channel and the journalist. This one takes us behind the scenes. “I first pitched this idea of ​​a double portrait to Emmanuel Chain, the producer of “Sept à Eight”, and to Thierry Thuillier, TF1’s Chief Information Officer, who told me “bank”.“, she confesses. Due to the equality of speaking time, these interviews could not have been carried out if one of the two had not accepted. “Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen know me, I have already interviewed them several times for TF1, LCI and Europe 1. When I asked them, with the support of Adrien Gindre, head of the TF1 political department, the two accepted the idea. that I was going to answer the same political and intimate questions”adds Audrey Crespo-Mara.

“I did not go into the programmatic aspect but more in his state of mind”

Audrey Crespo Mara

This week, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen went to a TF1 studio to lend themselves to this “Hybrid exercise between the political interview and the intimate interview”. For about twenty minutes, the two candidates answered the journalist’s questions. “What mood are you in three days before the debate between the two rounds and a week before the second round? How do you apprehend these few days that separate you from victory or failure? What feelings predominate in them? Do you have any regrets at this stage of the campaign? Fears about a country so loaded? And many other things…”she explains.

Among privacy issues, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, in particular, trusted “To whom will your first thought go, on a purely personal level, if you are elected or re-elected, and if this is your last candidacy?”. Also due to the intervention time, the duration of his appearance on the air will obviously be identical. “Each portrait will last ten minutes.” A different exercise from the traditional interviews in which the two candidates have participated for several weeks. “I did not go into the programmatic aspect but more in his state of mind. As for the intimate, it is linked to the presidential campaign.specifies Audrey Crespo-Mara.

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Unusual interviews in which the two candidates showed themselves “confident and determined”. “If the poster for the second round is the same as it was five years ago, the outcome is more uncertain than ever. However, none of them have a fever.comments the journalist who concludes: “It is the most beautiful poster we could offer for “Le Portrait” this Sunday between the two tours. I am happy that we managed to convince them both, that we were able to make this double portrait despite their busy schedules in these last days of the campaign, and that it did not fall apart at the last minute, as it has. been the case of others”.

Audrey Crespo-Mara in front of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in

Audrey Crespo-Mara opposite Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in “From Seven to Eight” on TF1. CHRISTOPHE CHEVALIN/CHRISTOPHE CHEVALIN-TF1

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