Currently in the cinema, Guillaume Canet’s new film had received some criticism when the poster deemed narcissistic was unveiled last August. The star has since reacted to the affair.
Revealed in August, the poster of Lui had caused a lot of talk on social networks. The reason for the mockery? The omnipresence of Guillaume Canet above. It must be said that the actor wrote, co-produced and directed the feature film in addition to playing the main character but also his double, which the poster does not fail to recall.
In the columns of French movie, Guillaume Canet returned to the critics who consequently accused him of a narcissist. “People mix it up a lot when I make a movie and emphasize a narcissistic or egocentric side. There is a very simple explanation for this: I don’t read a lot of scripts that I like. I have acted in more than 75 films and today, when I make one, it has to speak to me”, He confides.
And to continue: “I direct every two or three years, so when I write a role like this, it’s unthinkable not to perform it myself. Especially when I talk about such personal things.”
Indeed, we see my face on posters for four weeks. For those who get on my nerves, I tell them that it goes very quickly, and then they don’t see me again for two years!
On the set of Quotidien last October 20, Yann Barthès invited Guillaume Canet to comment on the poster, which he did, without this time going back to the controversy.
“It’s Rage [du studio Rysk, ndlr] who made this poster which I find very very beautiful. It’s the two faces, it’s him and his double. They don’t face each other, that’s the whole principle of the film: at the start they are more in a fight, in a somewhat contradictory thing. And the film tries to show that it is important to accept this black face that we can have in ourselves”He simply replied.
Our interview with Guillaume Canet on the creation of Lui: