“I shouldn’t exist”: why Vincent Lindon no longer wants to be invited to TV sets
Guest of C à vous on France 5 this Monday, August 29, Vincent Lindon was called upon to react to climate news. An inappropriate role that does not really matter to the actor, who, with his natural outspokenness, did not hesitate to let it be known.
This Monday, August 29, Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine and his band were back for the start of the school year It’s up to you on France 5. After a two-month break, the fine team returned to all the news of the summer, starting with the ravages of the climate changeof the Gironde megafires until the recent storms in Corsica. A hot topic on which Vincent Lindonevening guest, was called upon to react. But, come to present his film With love and determination, the 63-year-old actor felt that it was not necessarily his role, and he made it known.
Vincent Lindon: “I shouldn’t even be invited”
“I shouldn’t exist. What I’m doing tonight, I shouldn’t be doing”he let go, facing a dumbfounded Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine. “I should be an actor who only comes to talk about his film. I shouldn’t even be invited to open for questions asking my opinion on society“, he added, tired by the role of“intellectual” that the media often forcibly attributes to artists.
“If there were real intellectuals, they are the ones we would invite. Artists would not have to take risks, to be ridiculous from time to time. We would be cushy!”he continued, before adding: “You can imagine that I don’t know the subject.” Tired of the “deafening silence” influential intellectuals, particularly on the climate issue, Vincent Lindon called for general mobilization.
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