why Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard are not a couple in the new Asterix and Obelix

Guillaume Canet reveals why Gilles Lellouche advised him against playing Marion Cotillard’s companion in his film Asterix and Obelix, The Middle Empire.

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A friendly advice! It is one of the most anticipated films of the start of 2023. Asterix and Obelix, The Middle Kingdom, the new installment of the famous saga will be released in theaters on February 1st. A fifth opus directed by Guillaume Canet bringing together a host of stars. The latter will interpret the role of Asterix alongside Gilles Lellouche in the role of Obélix. Marion Cotillard will lend her features to Cleopatra, when Vincent Cassel will put on the costume of Caesar. A distribution completed by Angela, jonathan cohen, Orelsanor Jose Garciawhich could have been totally different!

Maybe it wasn’t a good idea

Asked in the columns of TV Magazinethis week, Guillaume Canet actually reveals that at first glance, he saw himself well take on the role of Caesar: “When I read the script, I saw that it resembled the characters that I like to write. A bit tyrannical, depressive and sometimes western type“, he explained, adding that he was quickly dissuaded from it: “Gilles Lellouche told me it might not be a good idea“, he admits, adding that his friend and on-screen partner put forward a shocking argument: “He thought it might be a rehash of Rock’n’Roll. Me as Caesar and Marion Cotillard as Cleopatra, our couple put to the test in the film…“An analysis that he finally seems to share today:”He was right !“, he concedes to our colleagues.

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The children of Marion Cotillard not fans of Cleopatra

If this remark seemed right in the eyes of the director, it turns out that his children might have preferred it otherwise. A few days ago, Marion Cotillard told on the set of Daily that his 11-year-old son Marcel had confessed to him: “I don’t find you good in daddy’s movie“. A clear opinion, but visibly shared by her little sister Louise. Some time later, the actress, and mother, understood what had certainly displeased her children in her character: “They couldn’t stand me kissing Vincent Cassel on the mouth“, she confided.

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