As the people of Quebec know Celine Dion, we have always known her only as Great Love. Rene Angelil.
However, the impresario was not the first person to make the young singer’s heart beat faster.
In September 1983, the broadcast Beautiful Sundays Radio-Canada presented a special program A performance portrait of Celine Dion. In the show, we will be showing concert pictures of the young diva shot at Lac des Dauphines the previous year. We’ll also see interviews with several Celine collaborators, including Eddie Marne and host Michelle Drucker.
Celine got her first kick while filming a show produced by Frank Duvall. During the performance of the play Love or friendshipWe see pictures of a teenage Celine riding in a convertible with a handsome gentleman.
This handsome gentleman is none other than Gilbert Delorme, star defenseman of the Montreal Canadiens.
In 1998, on the set of Julie Snyder, with journalist Georges-Hébert Germain, Celine returned to this important meeting.
“We were filming and there we were playing a little couple and we were in a convertible and I was actually flipping!” The singer was surprised.
“I look at him, and I put my little head down [sur son épaule] And it goes boom-boom, boom-boom.”
Such was the impression that the muscular beauty had on the young woman that she asked René to arrange a dinner for Gilbert and her.
“I had a big sentence because Gilbert Delorme couldn’t do it. I was sitting in the back of the car crying.”
At this point the journalist made an interesting intervention.
“What we don’t know is that she asked Rene Angélil to set up a meeting between Delorme and her. That never happened. Because Rene Delorme wasn’t asked? Where is it because Delorme said no.
“And I asked Rene and he did … I don’t know . . .”
The global cultural landscape would certainly have been very different if Celine had been involved with a hockey player.
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