published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 07:58 a.m.

Corinne Masiero, alias “Capitaine Marleau” on France Télévisions, is about to go behind the camera to make her first TV movie. Another way to open it up for a star who thinks that “everyone is in politics all the time”.

A chair, but what for? Corinne Masiero, 57, prefers to sit on the floor to answer questions from AFP.

That which went through all the galleys, drugs, street or prostitution before rebuilding itself by the theater then the profession of actor, almost thirty years ago, never stops: in addition to the costume of the commander of the gendarmerie the most famous in France, she has been filming more and more and gives feminist punk concerts within the group “Les Vaginites”, of which she wears a flocked T-shirt from the punchline “I won’t suck you with your eyes open”.

But if this champion of resilience and agit-prop (see her stroke of brilliance at the Caesar, completely naked on stage to denounce the fate of culture in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic) seems in the oven and in the mill , it keeps its guideline: “To accept a project, it must defend my values”.

“It must not be racist, not homophobic, not sexist, not prolophobic”, explains the most committed star of the small screen, convinced that one “does not revolutionize by asking permission!”.

Conscious that to realize, “it is not (her) profession”, she hesitated before accepting to make the telefilm that was proposed to her, a love story between two teenage girls “against a background of struggle for the papeless. ‘”, intended for a large chain.

– “Freedom must be sought” –

“I like everything that is + trashouille + and will not be on TV”, adds the one who had achieved recognition in 2013 as a homeless person in “Louise Wimmer”, and will soon be showing at least two new films: “Rroû”, adapted from the writer Maurice Genevoix, and “La Marginale”, a road trip on the county roads by car without a license …

Without counting, in addition to militant documentaries on #MeToo or the power of the media, another fiction which is still looking for a distributor: “Code Barre”, a film “crossed out and strong enough” on employees who kidnap their boss, a “Weinstein supermarkets “…

“Freedom is not a chance, you have to go look for it”, continues the one who since her very first appearances (she started in 1993 on “Germinal” by Claude Berri) has never hesitated to say on the sound sets. “own text” rather than the one that is written … “Is this your film? Well, the line, I’m going to say it like this and not like that”, she laughs.

On the sets as in life, the Northerner can not believe that some “do not ask questions about what does not suit them”, citing makeup, a social constraint that “is not in the civil code “.

“Fuck a grain of salt, in the North we say the + strand +, that is to say the + shit +, well me, I love that! This is what allows you to get out of this routine, to find self-mockery. And when everyone has calmed down, we can start talking. “

She supported the “yellow vests”, but has no intention of getting into politics: “I am super sad (that) everyone is fooled by the most beautiful speech, the one we let talk the longest , even if in his mouth it is toads … You should not be fooled by the media which are directed by people who are clean on them, but disgusting “.

“Me, I do not represent anyone, I only speak for myself,” adds the actress, nine months after her coup for intermittent workers at the Caesar, which drew her “a tsunami of thanks”. “The opposite, I’m used to it. But there, an avalanche of recognition … I went back to see the shrink!”.


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