Convinced of having an “evil asshole” as an alter ego, Guillaume Canet crystallizes the failings of his double in his new film, Him. It is particularly a question of infidelity …
“I discovered a double within me that pulled me down, made me doubt and nervous. I ended up accepting that there was something else, another me“, explains Guillaume Canet in the pages of Paris Match. To appease this slight schizophrenia, the actor may have the remedy: put his fears down in a script and make a film of it. This is why he is back with a thriller, Him, in which he exorcises his demons. The opportunity to bring your dark alter ego to life, “an evil asshole”, according to him, which gives free rein to his destructive impulses. “This nitpicking, interventionist, controller of everything and never content with anything side is unbearable in everyday life“, says Guillaume Canet before adding:”He made life difficult for me, especially in my relationship, even if it is better today.“In Him, the character and his double are torn between two women, wife and lover. A choice of scenario where, this time, fiction does not catch up with reality since Guillaume Canet assures him, he is faithful.”Marion obviously knows that I don’t have a mistress. Unlike my character, I have always been unable to love two women at the same time.“For her part, Marion Cotillard does not worry. On the contrary, she judges very”liberator“this scenario which mixes reality and fiction, as indicated by Paris Match.
“We always have this hint of jealousy”: Guillaume Canet confides in his relationship
In a relationship with Marion Cotillard since 2007, Guillaume Canet seems to have found the perfect balance with the actress. But, perhaps because of his double negative, the director is easily plagued by doubt, especially when his companion praises the work of another name in cinema. “When you live with an actress who talks a lot about other filmmakers in terms of ‘geniuses’, you always have that touch of jealousy, he admitted in Version Femina, We wonder what esteem she has for our work, how she considers it. “
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