August 9, 2022

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“I’m a one-shot guy” -Vincent-Guillaume Otis

"I'm a one-shot guy" -Vincent-Guillaume Otis

After a busy last year – the end District 31picture Narborg –, Vincent-Guillaume Otis uses his summers to fill family moments and vacations. Next August, the actor will begin rehearsals for the play the son, marking his return to the theater stage. Next comes a mysterious television series.

“I try to choose projects where I can do something else,” explains the man who impersonated Patrick Bissonnette. District 31 Six years. By “something else,” he means to move away from his role as a researcher who resembles him in his morals and his sense of humor.

They met on the red carpet of the movie Confession Through Luc Picard (which stars his spouse, actress Evelyn Gelinas), the actor explained that he had just returned from a family trip with their three children. If he continues to take advantage of his two-month leave, he will confess his role in the play the son Already it lives. Rehearsals will start from August 22.

“It’s a good big challenge, a very demanding play directed by René Richard Cyr, which will be performed at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert, describing his last presence on the boards more than six years ago. orange grove. It’s a good score logistically and emotionally. I am already working on the text to get better at the rehearsal. »

And the TV?

The actor admits that filming refused to fully invest in the role in the theater.

“The Thrill From theatre, getting out of your comfort zone, rehearsing and spending time working on the role, I lost this risk zone, he said. It’s doing, re-doing and being in the rehearsal room, a room protected from fast-paced performance. We have time to make mistakes. »

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The theater will occupy the actor until November, and then after a six-month hiatus, he will devote his time to a new and mysterious project. The first role in a TV series, about which he has nothing to say at the moment, except that his character will be very different from that District 31.

“It is a very good TV project which will take me a lot of time. At the moment it is very embryonic, there is a project, we are going to shoot it, there is a team and a writer. There, we are at the stage of writing the script and we work on it. »

Since his new series won’t see the light of day for a long time, Vincent-Guillaume intends to “forget a bit” by then to give people time to surprise and break it down to the general public. To – his Patrick Bissonnette role.

♦ Room the sonBy Florian Zeller, the 2022-2023 theatrical season opens on September 27 at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert.