the director Francis Veber without filter about a star of French cinema

This Wednesday, September 21, Francis Veber was the guest of Flavie Flament in D-Day on RTL, where he looked back on his memories of filming with Pierre Richard, with whom he collaborated many times. The actor starred in The Tall Blond with a black shoeand its sequel The return of the tall blond in the early 1970s, of which he was a screenwriter. The actor was then cast in Toythe first film directed by Francis Veber, then in The goat, Freinds and The fugitives in the 1980s alongside Gérard Depardieu.

If he is faithful to him, Francis Veber is no less cash towards him. “Pierre Richard is a cheapskate, obsessed with sex and erotomaniac. But I remain friends with Pierre! But I lived with Pierre extravagant scenes“, he said at the microphone of Flavie Flament. He remembers for example that on the set of The goatthis last “arrived with a girl he called Love. And Amour was playing the little girl… It was complicated because, well… Pierre was a little older than her. And in the morning, they both fooled around at breakfast. And it went like, ‘Does she want tuture on her rusk? Oh yes, she wants tuture on her rusk!’. And of course, we arrived quite tense, Depardieu and I“.

A few days later, the two lovers went even further: “He was with Love in the make-up room, and there was a curtain. And we were putting makeup on Gérard Depardieu, but he was frolicking in the back, which caused Depardieu to get the makeup brush in the eye. And he was shouting, ‘Are you done you bastards?!’“. Francis Veber, who has already told these anecdotes in his autobiography Let it stay between us in 2020, assures that the actor does not blame him for revealing all this to the general public: “When I say that in my memoirs, it’s the truth, it’s funny, and Pierre supports it very well“.

Hugo Mallais


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