At the heart of this film is autism: were you familiar with Asperger’s syndrome?
Arnaud Ducret: I was like Vincent, my character, who discovered his nephew’s autism. Since the shoot, I have become a sponsor, with Monica Bellucci, of SOS Autism, which I am very proud of. I was looking for an association dedicated to kids. Life made me meet this cause with this film. A few days ago, I spoke to the National Assembly in front of the Minister of Health, on the occasion of the opening of a photo exhibition produced by Olivia Cattan, the president of SOS Autism. Some pictures are by Nikos Aliagas.
I don’t know if we can call it a “comfort zone”, but it’s true that it makes me feel good. I always knew these kinds of roles were going to happen. The public will discover that I am not just a sports teacher who makes people laugh!
Lies (TF1): The series with Audrey Fleurot and Arnaud Ducret is already available on Salto
Vincent discovers a paternal fiber: do you remember the moment when you felt like becoming a father?
Already, when you hug your son, you tell yourself that nothing will ever be the same again. The first time Oscar called me “daddy”, through FaceTime, because I was on tour, I burst into tears. There are also those rare moments when I shared, for the first time, things with him, that I was doing with my father. I love it when he says to me, “We’re leaving with guys.”
When I was young, I ran after my father a lot. I do a job where I am often absent, so I try as much as possible to be with my son. The people I work with know that on Wednesdays and weekends, we avoid meetings. I try to be hyper present. As a child, I was bored, it is important for me to have fun with my son. But I know it is desirable to be bored sometimes.