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Evelyne Brochu returns to Quebec for Chouchou

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Evelyne Brochu has officially returned home after settling in France for several months. During the filming of Petseries expected on Novoo in the fall, the actress said The print his joy in rediscovering the warm Quebec atmosphere.

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Vincenzo Marcellino

Vincenzo Marcellino
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Evelyne Brochu is not a lazy one. Earlier this year, while filming the sequel to Paris police 1900 in France, he was preparing to shoot Petseries written by Simon Boulerice (six degrees). “I did the inside and outside since January, “says the Quebec actress, whom we saw in particular Also.

His stay in Paris allowed him to open up to new perspectives. “During the trip, we try a little to change our points of view, to break the routine, to renew our vision of the world,” he explains. Learning, being upside down, experiencing something different and therefore being different, because we are in another context and this reveals something else about us. ”

For this second season produced by Canal +, aptly named Paris police 1905Evelyne Brochu reprized the role of Marguerite Steinheil, this courtesan who converted to espionage during what is known as the Belle Époque.

“As a return to the sources”

After this new experience abroad, returning to Quebec became obvious to Evelyne Brochu. “It’s like going back to basics,” she observes.

There is a real pleasure in being in a kind of family feeling: the referents are common, the sense of humor is already embodied, because it is the same since our childhood.

Evelyne Brochu

Evelyne Brochu then launched this new challenge, which she addressed by providing preparation before shooting. “I still had a month here to meet people, try things. We had a lot of discussions, so we felt like we were on familiar ground. ”

In Pet, the actress plays Chanelle, a French teacher devoured by an illicit passion for one of her students. She shares the bill with a prestigious trio consisting of Lévi Doré (Sandrick, the student in question), Steve Laplante (Jeff, Chanelle’s spouse) and Sophie Cadieux (Sandrick’s mother).

The actress is delighted to have forged a loving bond with the production team of Pet. “On set, there is a kind of familiarity, like when you come home and say, ‘This is our home.” “” Caring “,” tender “and” magical “are the three words he remembers to describe his Colleagues.

A climate of trust that puts her in the best conditions for the rest of the shoot. “I feel so protected, welcomed and supported, I feel we want to protect, love and love each other. It allows you to give the feeling that everything is written off, that you just have to start, “explains the actress.

A necessary maturity

Directed by Marie-Claude Blouin and Félix Tétreault, the series written by Simon Boulerice addresses difficult themes such as adultery, poverty or drug addiction. “I think it was great that there was this feeling of security and comfort, because there would be delicate and uncomfortable things to discuss,” says Evelyne Brochu.

The role of Chanelle, which involves “challenges from the point of view of emotional and physical commitment”, has led the actress to enter a phase of introspection.

There are some characters for whom it is best to stay away from them. My great job for this role was to get as close to myself as possible. Of my fragility, of my vulnerability.

Evelyne Brochu

More than her sense of performance, her life experiences helped her embody her character. “Having more experience sometimes prepares you for a role without having to intellectualize it. Evelyne Brochu mentions the birth of her twins in November 2021, which allowed her to better understand her character’s fears of the consequences of her adultery.

“When Chanelle feels the danger of losing her family, it’s an emotion I can imagine,” she says. The 39-year-old actress is also delighted with the projects that await her, especially in the cinema. She conjures up a romantic comedy with a “cool American actor”, which will begin shooting in August.

“It’s very exciting. And I think it will be nice to change the universe after this big dive for Pet concludes with a smile.

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