Maripier Morin and the lions’ den


From Friday we can see the trailer for the film Arlette, in which Maripier Morin plays the lead role. This feature film tells the story of a fashion star catapulted into politics as Minister of Culture.

In the trailer, the character played by Maripier Morin talks about the ruthless world of politics: “Why do I feel like I’m about to scream in a lion’s pit? “.

If he plays hard in politics, where the knives fly low, he is nothing next to the MMC (Wonderful World of Culture).

If politicians are lions, artists sometimes act like vultures …


I have the impression that this sentence sums up well the apprehension about the release of the film: how will the community of “zartistes” react to the “second chance” given to Madame Morin? She plays her role in her life.

When the film, directed by Mariloup Wolfe, with a screenplay by Marie Vien, hits theaters on August 5, I hope the small cultural milieu will have the decency to rate Maripier Morin’s on-screen performance based on … her own on the screen. performance screen.

When it was announced that Maripier Morin would play the lead role in her film, director Mariloup Wolfe replied that the actress “had come in for an audition and that her performance had been remarkable.”

If an athlete has been at the center of a controversy, has had reprehensible behavior, but represents himself in a sports competition after having taken control of himself, we will be able to evaluate his performance with objective criteria: Did he score a goal or not? Did he run fast enough, jump high enough, hit hard enough?

If only it were that easy in the arts.

On her Instagram account, where she shared beautiful photos from the shoot, Maripier Morin wrote: “I had the chance to give an answer to the legends of cinema. Nothing less. […] I pinch myself again. ”

In fact, in the credits of the film, we see the names of Gilbert Sicotte, Benoît Brière, David La Haye, Kathleen Fortin, Emmanuel Schwartz, Micheline Lanctôt, Paul Ahmarani, etc.

Do you think all actresses who would have dreamed of playing the role of Arlette will examine Maripier Morin’s performance without any trace of jealousy or envy? Let the boyfriends of the community, who have signaled their virtue at a time when Maripier Morin has been the subject of devastating accusations and reports, put aside their “prejudices” and their “unconscious prejudices” and show “inclusion and” fairness ” ?

And the public, him? To use an expression we heard a lot last week, I am convinced that it is “out there”.

Maripier Morin recognized her shortcomings, recognized her addictions, started a “Grains of Hope” project that has just donated $ 60,000 to three direct aid organizations (the Maisons Péladeau, the Pavillons du nouveau point de vue and the Le Rucher Addiction Treatment Center).


Elsewhere in the trailer, Arlette’s character says, “If there’s one thing I’ve solved in my life, it’s never trusting others.”

We hope that Maripier Morin has understood this well.


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