France 2 broadcast the final of the series “J’ai menti” which is to (re) see on the Salto platform. We follow the investigation of a policewoman pregnant with her first child. Was her interpreter Marilyn Lima really pregnant during the filming?
I lied : A pregnant woman cop
Marilyn Lima plays Pauline Layrac, the investigator in charge of the murder case that stirs all of Biarritz in the series I lied on France 2. She is the daughter of Commander Joseph Layrac (Thierry Neuvic), who was in charge of the investigation of the serial killer Itsas, many years earlier. Together, they try to reconnect with bonds that were broken in the past. Pauline is pregnant and single, she has severed all contact with her former companion. His father, Joseph, therefore has an important role because he supports her.
In these last episodes, the identity of the serial killer who has been raging for several years is finally revealed. Audrey, played by Camille Lou, was able to contribute to her arrest by disclosing (very late) important information about the murderer. I lied proposes two temporalities, that of the survey conducted by the father in the 2000s and that of Pauline much later, in 2019. This double temporality is very trendy in series at the moment, just like pregnant women. Indeed, this is not the first time that we have seen a pregnant police officer, we remember Alicia Sierra in La casa de papel. French fictions are also doing it, as we recently saw in The Absente, and I lied ride the wave. But Marilyn Lima, the interpreter of Pauline, was she really pregnant while filming?
Marylin Lima is expecting a child?
The answer is no ! Indeed, the young actress Marilyn Lima unveiled last night in an Instagram story behind the scenes of the series I lied. We can see the young woman with her playing partners, but also her preparation before the scenes. It therefore displays her fake belly of an 8-month pregnant woman, a prosthesis that she puts on like a corset.
All this is in fact a choice of the authors, Bénédicte Charles and Olivier Pouponnaud, who wanted to show a little flaws and sensitivity of this cold cop. It also justifies his sudden rapprochement with his father. Frédéric Berthe the director explains during a press conference:
There was a dramatic interest in this situation. Joseph was faced with a part of his life that he had missed, in which he had hardly participated, because he had been excluded from it, and for good reason! It highlighted strong human relationships.
The entire mini-series I lied is already on the Salto platform.