Interview for France 24: “Prince Charming”

Interview for France 24: “Prince Charming”

A conversation with Gaspard that deals not only with “Les confins du monde” but also his reputation and other more general topics:

You can find photos that were taken during the interview in the gallery:

Interview for Le Journal du Festival

Interview for Le Journal du Festival

Cannes – Gaspard and his “Les confins du monde” co-star Guillaume Gouix have been interviewed by Canal+ for Le Journal du Festival on May 10, 2018:


 

“Double Je”

“Double Je”

Gaspard has been featured in last week’s issue of Paris Match. Here is the magazine scan and two portraits by photographer Claire Delfino:


You can read the article below:

PARIS MATCH – L’acteur, qui a incarné Yves Saint Laurent, revient dans « Eva », un polar vénéneux de Benoît Jacquot où il tient la dragée haute à Isabelle Huppert. Rencontre.

Il arrive emmitouflé dans un gros pull bleu qui l’engloutit presque. Quelques heures plus tard, il sera en costume impeccable pour la séance photo. Deux facettes d’un même acteur. Les cheveux courts lui donnent étonnamment une certaine maturité, qui vient trancher avec ses traits encore juvéniles, malgré ses 33 ans et sa voix grave. Il semble loin le « Jacquou le Croquant » de ses débuts, loin aussi le romantisme échevelé du duc de Guise dans « La princesse de Montpensier ». Yves Saint Laurent et Xavier Dolan sont passés par là, révélant son côté sombre.

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“I’m Very Perfectionistic”

“I’m Very Perfectionistic”

Gaspard has talked to franceinfo about “Eva” on March 06, 2018. Listen to the interview below:

FRANCEINFO – Gaspard Ulliel joue aux côtés d’Isabelle Huppert dans “Eva”, le nouveau film de Benoît Jacquot. Eva, une prostituée, fait irruption dans la vie d’un écrivain, promis au grand succès. Il y a un jeu de séduction qui va s’enclencher mais qui tire véritablement les ficelles. Un film difficile à définir. “Benoît Jacquot a voulu jouer sur cette confusion des genres, sur différents niveaux de lecture, a expliqué mercredi 7 mars sur franceinfo Gaspard Ulliel. Il y a quelque chose qui devient à un moment vertigineux. Qui manipule qui ? Qui ment à qui ? Est-ce que ce ne sont pas les personnages qui se mentent à eux-mêmes”, s’interroge l’acteur.

L’ambiguïté des personnages n’est pas difficile à trouver selon lui. “Quand on aborde un personnage, on ne peut pas être dans ce genre de calcul, bon, méchant. Même quand on joue un vrai mauvais, on essaiera toujours de le défendre.” 

Son moteur ? “Ce que je recherche avec chaque nouveau rôle, chaque nouveau tournage, c’est essayer de me réinventer à chaque fois.” Il ne cherche pas forcément à multiplier les rôles, sait être “patient”, et apprécie, dit-il, les “respirations entre chaque rôle”.

Sa mise à jour ? “Ouh la, il y a une myriade de réponses. Je suis très perfectionniste. J’ai toujours envie d’ajuster, de refaire. D’ailleurs, c’est un peu pénible sur les plateaux, parce que je pourrais faire des centaines et des centaines de prises. C’est quelque chose sur lequel je travaille.”

The radio staff took a photo of him that you can find in the gallery:

More “Calls”

More “Calls”

Gaspard has voiced a character (Thomas) for the 9th episode of “Calls” – a French TV show without images.

Interested in the making-of? Check this out:

You can find more clips on the official Facebook page for “Calls”.

I’ve added photos from behind the scenes to the gallery:

  • Film, TV, and Stage Productions → TV Productions → Calls (2017) → Behind The Scenes

Let me end this short post with a little reminder that Gaspard will return to television later this year for a different series. I’ll keep you updated!

“Eva” at the Berlinale

“Eva” at the Berlinale

Yesterday, Gaspard attended the 68th Berlin Film Festival to present the thriller “Eva” together with his co-stars (Isabelle Huppert, Julia Roy) and director Benoît Jacquot.

In case you missed the live-streamings of the event, you can still watch everything on the official Berlinale homepage:

Here is also a short red carpet interview (in English):

I’ve already added Gaspard’s official festival portrait to the gallery, but you can expect more photos to come soon:

Unfortunately, “Eva” has not received very good reviews so far. The majority of critics don’t seem to have anything negative to say about Gaspard’s performance, though:

VARIETY – Ultimately, then, the chief reward of “Eva” lies in watching Huppert and Ulliel — both treated with the rapt, silky devotion they deserve by cinematographer Julien Hirsch and costume designer Marielle Robaut — mutually assembling kinked, jagged character studies from too few puzzle pieces, coloring the ones they have with extra-dark curiosity to compensate. If their individual portraits never quite emulsify into a cohesive human bond, that’s probably the point, though it’d be nice to see more filmmakers play with their prickly chemistry together. Born 30 years apart, the actors play off each other as pleasantly surprising equals: “I don’t know and I don’t care,” Bertrand says when the question of Eva’s age is fleetingly raised. Try running that line past a Hollywood producer; for all its flaws, “Eva’s” shruggingly adult Frenchness is a pleasure in itself.

SCREEN DAILY – With Huppert on autopilot, the film’s ace card is the wolfish Ulliel as an unsympathetic, self-regarding anti-hero; yet with worldly success and its possible loss as the only real stakes in the drama, it becomes increasingly hard to care about what happens to anyone here. Still, on the plus side, Julia Gregory’s abrupt editing style gives Eva a rhythm that’s decidedly not by the book.

“Eva” is scheduled to hit (French) theaters on March 7, 2018.

Gaspard’s First Tour Auto Optic 2000

Gaspard is going to participate in this year’s Tour Auto Optic 2000:

The following article is a translation of his profile on the official Peter Auto website:

AUTOMOBILSPORT – Gaspard Ulliel at the start of the Tour Auto Optic 2000!

In 2016, Gaspard Ulliel was a low profile visitor at the exhibition of the cars in the Grand Palais the day before the Tour Auto Optic 2000 began. This year he will be at the start of the event in a Triumph TR6, which he’ll be driving in the regularity category. In 2005 he won the César for the best male newcomer for his role in Un long dimanche de fiançailles, and last year he was awarded the César for the best actor for his performance in Juste la fin du monde.

At present he is one of the most sought-after actors on the French scene, and in the near future he will share the billing in the film Eva with Isabelle Huppert. “It’s all coming together nicely for me. I’m going to finish shooting a series at the beginning of April and the Tour Auto falls at just the right moment,” he smiled during his visit to the Rétromobile Show.

While it’s a first for Ulliel in motor racing, he’s no stranger to the historic car scene. “As an adolescent I was already dreaming about collector cars, in particular the Dino range,” he said on Friday evening when he visited the stand of Carene Assurance, his sponsor. “I like old cars and the sensations that come with them. I haven’t tested the Triumph yet, but I’ll soon be able to and I can’t wait to discover the Tour Auto route and feel the adrenaline of this iconic race.”

Ulliel won’t be the only actor at the start in Paris on Tuesday 24th April. Alexandre Brasseur who is currently appearing in the series Demain nous appartient on TV will also be taking part. Visitors will be able to meet all the crews in the Tour Auto Optic 2000 in the Grand Palais (23rd April) and then in the parc fermés in Besançon (24th April), Megève (25th April), Avignon (26th April), Aix-en-Provence (27th April) and Nice where the 27th rally finishes on 28th April. (source)

You can take a closer look at his racing car in the gallery: