To celebrate as it should the 1 year of “Here everything begins”, TF1 organized yesterday an exceptional convention in Paris, bringing together 27 actors of the series and nearly 1000 fans. We were behind the scenes of this emotional event.
Launched a year ago to the day on TF1 with the aim of capitalizing on the success of Tomorrow belongs to us, of which it is the derivative series, but also and above all to energize and rejuvenate the pre-access box from 6:40 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. , previously reserved for programs such as Welcome to the hotel, Here Everything Begins is now a challenge that has been met with flying colors.
With 3.58 million viewers gathered on average every night of the week since November 2, 2020, the daily soap opera led by Clément Rémiens, Aurélie Pons, Julie Sassoust, Lucia Passaniti, Frédéric Diefenthal, or even Agustin Galiana achieves excellent audiences and explodes the scores at the targets.
Whether on the famous “woman responsible for purchases under fifty”, the preferred target of advertisers, with 29.4% of market share on average according to Puremedias (ie double what the programs produced by Christophe Dechavanne which occupied the box previously achieved). Or among young people, who seem more than ever seduced by the adventures of the apprentice chefs of Calvières (yesterday’s episode for example achieved a 32% audience share among 15-24 year olds).
In order to properly celebrate this phenomenon Here everything begins, TF1 and Newen, the production company also behind Demain belongs to us and Plus belle la vie, organized yesterday at the Cité des sciences de la Villette, in Paris, the first convention of fans dedicated to the series. In the presence of 27 actors, almost all of the recurring cast with the exception of Vanessa Demouy, Elsa Lunghini, Fabian Wolfrom, Azize Diabate, and Pierre Hurel. And nearly 1,000 lucky people, drawn at random from among the 70,000 fans who registered for the contest organized by the channel.
An anniversary celebrated with great pomp
“I think everything is going well so far / Left by an indecisive heart / The impression that there is no shortcut / The race is over, I take my mind back”. It is on a giant karaoke attempt with the public, to the rhythm of the credits of the series interpreted by Gims, that this exceptional event begins this Monday, November 1, around 2 p.m., hosted by Christophe Beaugrand.
Obviously, the fans of Here it all begin gathered in the amphitheater of the Cité des sciences are waiting for one thing: to see their favorite actors arrive on stage. So, when Christophe Beaugrand finally calls one by one the stars of the series to join him, the public is unleashed, and Benjamin Baroche (Teyssier), Nicolas Anselmo (Eliott), Mikaël Mittelstadt (Greg), Catherine Davydzenka (Hortense), Clément Rémiens (Maxime), and Lucien Belves (Lionel) easily win the palm in the applaudimeter.
After a distribution of gifts from the very hands of Axelle Dodier (Kelly), Claire Romain (Ambre), Kathy Packianathan (Deva), Benjamin Douba Paris (Solal), and Lucien Belves, and the dissemination of a blunder that is necessarily tasty and d ‘a best-of of the most beautiful sequences of the series (including the emblematic “suicide” of Jérémy and Célia), several round tables with the actors follow one another. The opportunity for the stars of Here everything begins to thank the public, without whom the ITC phenomenon would not exist.
“We are so much at the castle, we tour so much, that we don’t see many people except the people who come to Saint-Laurent-d’Aigouze”, confesses Nicolas Anselmo during one of the three panels. “On the networks, of course, we see a lot of things, but it has nothing to do with what we are going through today. To see you, to feel you, to take you in our arms. Thank you very much. ‘be there”.
A feeling of gratitude and love towards the audience of Here it all begins shared by Rébecca Benhamour, the interpreter of Célia: “It’s funny to see you. We are overwhelmed by the emotion. To see you here is huge. It is thanks to you that we shoot every day. It is thanks to you that we pass every night on TV. Thanks again “.
But also by Clément Rémiens, who entered the hearts of viewers more than four years ago, at the launch of Tomorrow belongs to us, and who confides a little later to our microphone to feel “very small in the face of the phenomenal success of the series and the enthusiasm of the fans”. But seems very touched by such a meeting with the public. “When we do theater, we have direct feedback from the public. When we do TV, it’s more complicated. If not in a virtual way, on social networks. But it’s never so frank. So, there, it’s great to see …