Singer Kendji Girac, winner of season 3 of “The Voice”, will star in “Champion”, a TF1 TV movie that will follow Zach, a young illiterate boxing enthusiast.
After Matt Pokora in the First Forgotten, Jenifer Bartoli in Hunted and Le Temps est assassin and Louane, who will soon be showing in Visions, TF1 will once again put a singer in the spotlight on its antenna.
Indeed, according to information from Parisian, Kendji Girac, winner of season 3 of The Voice in 2014, will star in Champion, a TV movie directed by Mona Achache (Balthazar) which has just started filming.
It is via an interview that he unveiled that he will camp a young man passionate about boxing and illiterate. A role that Kendji Girac has prepared at length: “I finally feel ready! I’ve been using cameras for my music videos or for TV shows for a few years now. “
“It took me a while to get comfortable with it all. It was a real job on me. […] I have learned over time to relax. I have been preparing for months by taking comedy lessons but also boxing to take up this new challenge that I take very seriously. ”
In Champion, the winner of The Voice, who is trying his hand at comedy for the first time, will lend his features to Zach, a young man who has difficulty reading and writing. He was indeed taken out of the school system by his parents in order to start working in the carpentry industry.
“I agreed to play it because it is far from the previous proposals which were more cliché, he confided to the Parisian. I have often been offered romantic comedies around music or my gypsy roots and I wanted something else. This time the story that I am going to tell around illiteracy is a very interesting subject that concerns a lot of people.. ”
This subject particularly affects the singer since he also had problems reading, which greatly handicapped him during TV shows where he had to sing with a teleprompter. “Today, there are 7.5% of illiterate people in France, for whom letters mean nothing at all. “
“Many are afraid to say it, hide and thanks to this film I would like to break the codes, to advance this cause and that it is no longer a taboo subject. It is not serious not to know how to write or read, you just have to learn slowly, take an interest in improving your writing. I asked for help, I redoubled my efforts, I made fewer mistakes. I really concentrated and it quickly improved thanks to my desire.”