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God’s favorite idiot | Yanic Truesdale reunites with Melissa McCarthy

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Fifteen years later Gilmore GirlsYanic Truesdale reunites with Melissa McCarthy a God’s favorite idiot, a new series from Netflix. It’s actually just an on-screen reunion, as the two actors have remained good friends away from the cameras all this time.

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Marc-André Lemieux

Marc-André Lemieux
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Christmas 2020. In the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 in Quebec, Yanic Truesdale receives a text message from Melissa McCarthy at dinner time. So far, nothing out of the ordinary. Since he has portrayed Michel Gérard and Sookie St. James respectively in seven seasons of Gilmore Girlsin the early 2000s, the two actors always kept in touch.

Yanic Truesdale frowns, however, when he realizes it’s a video message, something they’re not at all used to sending. Curious, she opens the file that the actress saved with Ben Falcone, her spouse and creative partner of her. In Australia, the couple are preparing to shoot a comedy. But most of all she tries to fill the role of angel. Would Yanic be interested?

“Put it on! Laughs the main stakeholder in an interview. It was the pandemic, the confinement, the winter … I was like,” When am I leaving? ”


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Ben Falcone (Clark) and Melissa McCarthy (Amily) enter God’s favorite idiot

A month and a half later, the actor flew to kangaroo land after putting out some fires. “It was a bit complex, because I was going to be out of Quebec until June, but I would have to shoot the second season of Boys in April. I was sure they would dump me and give my role to someone else. But in the end, no. They moved the shoots. I found it extremely cute. ”

Once at his destination, and after completing his “nightmare” two weeks of severe isolation in a Sydney hotel room, Yanic Truesdale begins work.

“My friends wanted to rip my head off because I was in the sun in Australia! ”

It comes down from heaven

Comedy divided into eight episodes of half an hour each, God’s favorite idiot plays Clark (Ben Falcone), a tech support worker who begins a romantic relationship with Amily (Melissa McCarthy), an eccentric colleague. His banal existence, however, takes an unexpected turn when he is struck by lightning and becomes – without warning – a messenger of God. The man without history is then invested with a delicate mission, announced by the angel Chamuel (Yanic Truesdale). descended from heaven: prevent the apocalypse.

The first appearance of Yanic Truesdale’s character is spectacular.

“My agent told me, ‘It has to be one of the best Hollywood appearances of all time!’ exclaims the Montrealer. The scenario indicated that I was from the sky. I was sure it would be done with special effects. But no! That meant I would be suspended 150 feet in the air with a crane! ”


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Yanic Truesdale inside God’s favorite idiot

Despite his bizarre premise, Yanic Truesdale does qualify God’s favorite idiot of the office comedy.

It is not an exaggerated sight. The stakes are a little crazy, but the tone remains very realistic.

Yanic Truesdale, approx God’s favorite idiot

Full of good feelings, God’s favorite idiot adds to the wellness comedies of recent years, led by The Schitt cove And Ted Lasso. “I love the darker things, to shade the actor. But currently things are going so badly in the world … Cynicism, can we let it go for a while? ”

A friendship that lasts

When asked to describe his friendship with Melissa McCarthy, Yanic Truesdale points out their many similarities, including their humor, world view and, most importantly, their political stances.

It also signals their love of design. “We started buying houses at the same time, the actor points out. On our free days we could go shopping together in the afternoon. She came to my house, she gave me ideas. I was going to her house, I was doing the same … ”

Yanic Truesdale is not surprised to have developed such a beautiful relationship with the American actress who stars in the films Bridesmaids And Can you ever forgive me?.

All of our scenes were together [avec Melissa McCarthy]. Gilmore Girls, it was 22 episodes a year. It has been a long day. It was 16, 18 hours of work together. Create links!

Yanic Truesdale

As for the filming of God’s favorite idiot, Yanic Truesdale indicates it went well. Not only because she was able to film – for the first time in her career – stunts in front of a green screen, but also because she was able to observe her great friend at work both as an actress and as a producer. “It was very nice to see a friend that I really enjoy sailing with so much flexibility and elegance in the higher levels of the profession. ”

The best of Boys

Yanic Truesdale is currently filming the third season of Boys in Quebec with Christian Bégin, Normand Daneau and Alexis Martin. He believes Jacques Davidts’ imagined work will reach a new height when new episodes of him land on Tou.tv Extra next fall.

“It’s my favorite season, says the actor. I laugh a lot while reading the lyrics. It is very, very fun, but at the same time it deals with very focused and realistic themes. ”


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Normand Daneau, Yanic Truesdale, Christian Bégin and Alexis Martin Boys

Once this adventure is over, Yanic Truesdale will go on vacation to Portugal with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. He will then join a friend in Greece, then return to North America to finally shoot two new parts of Killing club of the fallen angelsa life-time crime television film starring singer Toni Braxton.

“It’s a good time for me,” says the 52-year-old actor. I have projects in French and English. It is really cool. It’s a nice balance. ”

God’s favorite idiot lands on Netflix on Wednesday.

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