During an interview published in the columns of the JDD on Sunday July 31, 2022, actress Nathalie Baye revealed the incredibly harsh remarks that her own mother made to her at the start of her acting career.
A true living legend of French cinemanow 74 years old, Nathalie Baye started her acting career with a first appearance in the film Brief encounter in Paris, realized by Robert Wise in 1973. The actress then turned the same year in The American night, directed by François Truffaut. Visibly convinced by the talent of Nathalie Baye, the emblematic filmmaker of La Nouvelle vague then entrusted her with the main role of the film. The green room in 1978. Finally, that lived a romantic idyll with Johnny Hallyday won the César for Best Supporting Actress 3 years later, for her performance in Save who can (life). A trophy that she will keep the following year thanks to his performance in A strange affair.
It will then be necessary to wait until 1983 for Nathalie Baye to win the César for best actress thanks to her performance in The balance. A reward that she will receive a second time in 2006 for her role in the little lieutenant. While the JDD dedicated a portrait to him in its edition of Sunday July 31, 2022, Nathalie Baye has delivered some revelations about her parents. Jealous of the success of their own daughter, the latter made very shocking remarks about her. “I never got any compliments from my parents. My mother almost told me that if I had succeeded in the cinema, it was because I had been a bitch“said Nathalie Baye.
Nathalie Baye on her parents: “They were so unhappy to be unrecognized artists”
“My father told me one day, after a twenty-year career, that I was ‘not bad’ in a TV movie“, added the former companion of Johnny Hallyday, who apparently did not retain any resentment towards her parents. “I don’t blame them at all. When I think of it, I even want to cry. They were so unhappy to be unrecognized artists“, assured the mother of Laura Smet. In the absence of the support of her parents, Nathalie Baye was able to count on that of the public throughout her career. “When you say the word ‘popular’, it speaks to me”she revealed in an interview with Marie Claire in 2011.“I realized this very quickly, during my first theatrical tour. People came to tell me: ‘You know, we never went to the theatre, we came to see you.’ It was very moving. I was a part of their life“, added the actress.