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“I believed the sentiments might transcend all that”

André Dussollier separated from Isabelle Adjani: “I believed the sentiments might transcend all that”. (Photograph by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis through Getty Photos)

On the poster for the movie “Do not inform anybody” this Monday, January 23, 2023 on France 3, André Dussollier is a discreet man, who hardly ever talks about his personal life. However throughout his youth, he confided to having lived a love story with Isabelle Adjani, 8 years his junior. A love affair that didn’t survive the success of the actress.

From “Tanguy” to “Three males and a basket”, André Dussollier has chained profitable roles. The actor is now 76 years outdated, and he’s the daddy of two youngsters, born of his relationship with Francesca Avossa: Léo, born in 1988, and Giulia, born in 1993. However earlier than assembly the mom of his youngsters, the actor had a romance with Isabelle Adjani, within the 70s.

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A gathering on the Comédie-Française

In an interview with Gala, in 2021, André Dussollier returned with nostalgia to this love story of youth. “After we met, I used to be 27 and he or she was 19, she was so younger…” Their assembly occurred in 1972, once they had been each residents of the emblematic Comédie-Française. On the time, Isabelle Adjani was simply starting to make herself identified because of her roles in “Le Petit Bougnat” or “Faustine et le Bel Eté”. He had simply performed in “A wonderful lady like me”, by François Truffaut.

However in a short time, the actor determined to distance himself from the establishment: “It is as a result of on the time there have been nonetheless Napoleonic legal guidelines. Once I arrived, we weren’t entitled to greater than two holidays a yr, holidays to play elsewhere, on the theater or within the cinema. Me, I had already taken a primary trip to go to the TNP with Planchon and I needed to refuse a number of movies that I had been supplied, all that due to this regulation. Pierre Dux, the administrator, noticed the ridiculous facet nicely and he made the factor progress, however later”, he confided within the columns of VSD. His companion on the time, furthermore, additionally left the Comédie-Française, for a similar purpose.

A crush and a brief love story

Nonetheless at VSD, André Dussollier confirms that he was “very seduced by Isabelle”. “It was on the very starting; we shared this journey of the Comédie-Française. We stayed two years… very shut. It was on the time of Ondine, precisely. Then there was La Gifle and that modified his life.” His life and his, clearly, since he explains that this characteristic movie by Claude Pinoteau, which received the actress the particular prize on the 1975 David di Donatello Awards, additionally marked the tip of their relationship.

“I believed that emotions might transcend all that, however no. Too unhealthy…”, he regretted, earlier than specifying to Gala: “When this monumental success occurred to him with La slap, it turned inconceivable to dwell with this success. there and have an actual life.” It should be stated that on the time, Isabelle Adjani finds herself within the highlight, she who has all the time most well-liked to flee consideration. As proof, his uncommon appearances are sometimes made with a big hat and sun shades. Equipment whose usefulness she had justified within the columns of Télé Star, half-humorous, half-serious: “My hat is as a result of I all the time have the impression that the sky goes to fall on my head, like Obélix, it is my Gallic facet! Glasses are extra atavistic. It involves me from my father and from this perception that slightly little bit of your soul is taken from you each time your image is taken. .”

Isabelle Adjani, fulfilled single

Since then, the 2 former lovers have rebuilt their lives, every on their very own. André Dussollier together with his spouse Francesca Avossa, and Isabelle Adjani with males corresponding to Francis Huster, Bruno Nuytten, or Daniel Day-Lewis. In a current interview granted to Télé Loisirs, she claimed to be single, and really joyful like that: “I solely see that round me, women crying. And I inform them: “You see me, me: I am all Alone I’ve by no means been so good, I can do what I would like, it is nice!” When you’re in search of a pair counsellor, it isn’t my place to come back.” Earlier than specifying: “There may be much less and fewer house. The man must undergo the ceiling or be catapulted to enter my home.”

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