In the credits of “Tomorrow belongs to us” since this summer, Charlotte Gaccio confides in her character, her link with her fictional children, and her next plot, which will see Jack and Lizzie be victims of homophobia and grossophobia.
DashFUN: You joined Tomorrow belongs to us at the end of the summer, in the role of Audrey Roussel, who arrives in Sète with her children to make a new start. What did you like about this character when you were offered it a few months ago?
Charlotte gaccio : I liked being able to show the mother in me because since I became a mother, I had never had the opportunity to play one on screen. So, I was happy to bring out that side of me, my motherhood.
And playing a mother of much bigger children, was it a bit of a challenge?
A challenge, I wouldn’t go that far, but in any case, I made my own little internal cooking on Audrey’s very young motherhood who, for me, is a woman who believes in love and who must certainly think that in order to keep a man, it is necessary to give him a child. Which isn’t necessarily a good idea, I think (laughs). And besides, there you have it, she doesn’t have a guy, so that’s surely proof of that.
Little is known about the fathers of Audrey’s children. We assume they were born to different fathers but that was never really said on the show, right?
No, it seems to me that it has not yet been formulated. But yes, it’s not the same dads. The youngest, Leo, is not even really my son since it is my sister’s son that I adopted. So I think that leaves the door open one day for one of the dads to come and pick up his child. Or what do I know. A lot of things can happen.
Do you know exactly what will be explored in Audrey’s past? So we’ll find out what happened to your character’s sister?
I think so, but I don’t know any of that yet. I haven’t been told anything yet about the past that will or will not resurface. But it’s bound to happen at some point. Tomorrow is ours after all.
Did you watch the series before joining the adventure?
No, I wasn’t looking at her. It’s true that it’s a schedule where I am with my children, I cook for them, so I don’t turn on the TV at 7 p.m. But I was curious and I started watching in replay, from the arrival of Adher, who plays Nathan. As we passed each other, he told me “My first episode is on such a day”, so I watched his first episode. I had already tried to watch the series, but it’s true that when you don’t start with the beginning of a plot, it’s difficult.
There, having started with the arrival of Adher, I was able to understand relatively well everything that was happening on the screen. It also coincided with the start of the white lady. And even if we don’t immediately understand how people relate to each other, I find that we manage to take an interest anyway and hang on to the story.
You arrived in the series just before the 1000th episode, at the time of the “reboot”, so finally even for viewers who wanted to take an interest in Tomorrow belongs to us to discover these novelties, it was the right time to start too. …
Yes, the white lady was very dense as a plot. We arrived with the hostage-taking. And it worked well. In this rather heavy atmosphere, the Roussel family brought breaths, even if they did not very cool things. Their galleys remain less serious than hostage-taking (laughs).
We feel a real chemistry on the screen between Maxime Lélue, Dimitri Fouque, Juliette Mabilat, and you. Did it immediately match between your fictional children and you on the set?
At once. I contacted them on Instagram a few days before starting filming, telling them “I know that you are all together already, I am arriving on Sunday evening, but I hug you, I hope all goes well”. Apparently they were a little surprised that I did that (laughs).
But suddenly, on Sunday, when I arrived, we all had dinner together, and they had already had time to create a little bond. And it was immediate. Really, we loved each other right away. I found them funny and smart. Afterwards, I saw them play and I found them to be talented. I am a huge fan of my fictional children.
I felt when I arrived on the set that everyone was happy to see our complicity. I don’t think there’s a scene where we’re all together that didn’t end up laughing because it really matches. There was something when we hadn’t done …