Kev Adams is well known for being the idol of young teens. However, the actor chose to compose a role very different from his previous ones with “Love Addict”. Makeover and sports training on the program!
Kev Adams: the idol of young people
Like him or not, we cannot ignore the fact that Kev Adams has enjoyed great popularity with teenagers since he first appeared in the 2010s. Performing regularly on stage, the comedian becomes popular enough to afford a role in the series Soda (2012-2015). During 3 seasons, it makes the happiness of thousands of teenagers with stories which they manage to identify with. The dedication to the cinema comes a little later with Teachers, whose enormous commercial success eclipsed the wrath of the press over this film.
This is how the actor connects the productions with Son, The Teachers 2 and especially The New Adventures of Aladdin. Films mocked by critics but which make important scores at the box office.
We discover it in 2018 in the comedy Love addict. A great opportunity for him to collaborate again with director Frank Bellocq, who created the series Soda. The film follows Gabriel, a man totally addicted to women. However, his obsessive addiction for women is increasingly beginning to take precedence over his personal and professional life. He then decides to enlist the services of Marie-Zoé, a personal coach who will try to solve his problems using eccentric methods.
Alongside Kev Adams, Love addict can count in its cast Mélanie Bernier, Marc Lavoine, Sveva Alviti, Julie Gayet, Jérôme Niel, and even… Michael Madsen.
Makeover and intensive training on the program
Now 26 years old, Kev Adams wanted to change his image somewhat as an actor close to teenagers. So that’s why he dropped the messy hair and the hoodies, to favor suits and more conventional hairstyles. It must be said that the character he plays is a compulsive flirt. So he had to get up to speed.
This is not the first time that he has tried to play the roles against the job. since he had tried “the effect Tchao Pantin »By playing a year earlier in the film Up there directed by Serge Hazanavicius.
With Love addict, Kev Adams therefore wants to destroy his image. This is also why he requires intensive training to build muscle. During his interview with the magazine Telestar, he also says he is proud of what he has accomplished:
I was called “the little fat” at school. It marks for life! The female audience had to be immediately won over by my character, so I did a lot of sport for three months, as well as a strict diet. I am very proud of my body in the film!
A film that comes out in a stormy context
Kev Adams who plays a compulsive flirty in 2018? The film was released as the #metoo movement was starting to gain momentum. Suffice to say that during this period, Love addict could have made our teeth cringe. Nevertheless, Kev Adams sees no controversy in the character he plays :
My character has a deep respect for women. He’s a flirt, not a stalker! He’s a guy who proposes. And to propose is to flirt, while to harass is to impose. Denouncing harassment is necessary, but we should not fall into the opposite extreme where men no longer dare to approach women. I hope we can continue to flirt with all the women in this country for a long time because it will make them feel beautiful. I am an advocate of flirting.