Laetitia Casta, the role of her life

Ce soir de novembre, à Marseille, le public assiste à la représentation de rodage de Clara Haskil, prélude et fugue. La première aura lieu au Théâtre du Rond-Point, le 5 janvier, à Paris. Seule en scène, Laetitia Casta, 43 ans, fait oublier la pin-up des calendriers Pirelli des années 1990. Natte sur l’épaule, à peine maquillée, le corps flouté par la sage robe noire offerte par son ami Anthony Vaccarello, le directeur artistique de Saint Laurent, elle raconte l’histoire vraie d’une pianiste de génie née en Roumanie, à moitié bossue et qui a couru toute sa vie derrière la gloire et les cachets. A l’extinction des feux, les spectateurs, debout, bissent et applaudissent. Venus pour Casta, ils ont pleuré pour Clara, pris par l’histoire et les mélodies romantiques jouées par la ­pianiste Işil Bengi.Laetitia Casta, le rôle de sa vie Laetitia Casta, le rôle de sa vie

Prohibited from rehearsals for almost a year, Line and Dominique Casta, the parents of Laetitia, who came from their Corsican village, blew themselves into the audience, as well as actor Louis Garrel, husband of the actress."She is in such an empathy with her character that there could be no one in the room, she would still play," slips him, visibly amazed.Behind the scenes, Safy Nebbou, the director, reassures Laetitia Casta, pale as a spectrum."She is terribly afraid of being a model and not an actress, she is a very strong engine at home," he explains.

Laetitia Casta, le rôle de sa vie

His desire to break the glamor mirror, Safy Nebbou perceived it in 2017.It was during an audition for a first play, remake of the film by Ingmar Bergman scenes of conjugal life."She wanted this role of all her strength," he recalls, so I accompanied her where she wanted to go, that is to say, becoming an actress.The play was a success of esteem and everyone left for their part.Him in his films (the one you believe, in 2019, the eye of the wolf, in 2020), in her lifelong job, fashion and pub shoots, and second roles in cinema.

In 2020, she returned to see Safy Nebbou with the biography of Clara Haskil by Serge Kribus (L’Avant-Scène Théâtre, 2019).She convinced it, found the funding that lacked to set up the show."We have to do it," she said, obsessed with the idea of being alone on stage.All last spring, in Lattes, in Hérault, she repeated her role until exhaustion, eight and a half months pregnant during the last work session.

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