Confronted with the return of her mother, Rebecca, and dangerous family secrets, Raphaëlle gradually loses her footing in “Tomorrow belongs to us”. Jennifer Lauret, who joined the series at the start of the school year, confides in this intrigue rich in twists and turns.
Arrival in Tomorrow belongs to us at the start of the school year, on the occasion of season 5, at the same time as Emmanuel Moire, Xavier Deluc, or even Thaïs Kirby, Jennifer Lauret has been playing Raphaëlle Perraud, the ex-wife for several weeks now. by Xavier Meffre (Charles Lelaure), who left Paris to settle in Sète and be closer to his daughters, Camille and Maud.
Currently at the heart of a big intrigue, marked by the exceptional guest presence of Victoria Abril, Raphaëlle had to face the return of her mother, Rebecca Flores, after thirty years of absence. An event that brought back the past in an unexpected way, with the revelation of buried secrets and the endangering of several members of the Perraud-Meffre family.
While her character continues to exhibit strange behavior, accumulating increasingly worrying absences, Jennifer Lauret, whom fans of Une Famille formidable, de Camping paradis, and Julie Lescaut know well, confided in to our microphone on this new adventure within the big family Tomorrow belongs to us and on the continuation of this arch event that could turn Raphaëlle’s life upside down forever.
DashFUN: What did you like in the role of Raphaëlle Perraud when joining Tomorrow belongs to us this summer?
Jennifer Lauret : The solar side that the character of Raphaëlle has. She is very sure of herself, well in her sneakers, she assumes herself perfectly as a strong and independent woman. And she made choices in her life as a single mom. I found it interesting to play, especially since I knew that we would then explore its flaws and also show its fragility.
Didn’t the rhythm of a daily soap scare you?
If, of course, I was nervous, I was impressed. Because it is a real war machine. Tomorrow belongs to us. The technicality put in place, to be able to release one episode a day, to be a month and a half ahead of the broadcast, to work with three teams, it’s very impressive. We go from one team to another, we don’t necessarily know the people, we are first on plot A, then plot B, and then C, we’re a little lost. It’s a working method that I didn’t know at all, so I was obviously impressed at the start, but you get used to it quickly.
Did it immediately match between Charles Lelaure, your fictional daughters, Xavier Deluc, and you?
Yes, immediately. But with everyone. There is a great atmosphere on the set. We’re all happy to be here.
Did you know from the start that a big family intrigue centered on Raphaëlle was going to happen quickly?
No, I discovered it as I went along. And I did not know the system of arches. So I learned little by little that a plot was going to be centered on Raphaëlle, but I didn’t think it was going to happen that quickly actually. It was a very good surprise.
How did you react when you found out what the authors had in store for you?
I was as excited as a flea (laughs). And delighted to know that I was going to play with Victoria Abril and Xavier Deluc, who are nevertheless monuments in the profession. I was really like a kid.
How does it feel to have Victoria Abril as a fictional mom? Did you meet before playing together in Tomorrow belongs to us?
No, it was the first time. And it went very well. The chemistry was there right away, we hit it off very well. I was a little scared, because I had no idea what to expect at all. But in the end it was only happiness.
Raphaëlle has been increasing absences for several episodes. Will we end up understanding to what they are due?
Of course, we will soon discover the reasons for these absences. Raphaëlle is completely destabilized, she loses all her bearings, she no longer knows where she is, what she wants, what she no longer wants. Suddenly, she almost falls back into childhood. She begins to feel things that she had buried deep inside her and which completely destabilize her. Hence the fact that she starts to drink a little. She’s losing her footing, she doesn’t know how to get out of it.
This plot should not have been easy to play. How did you prepare?
Ultimately, when I read the texts sent to me, I work a lot upstream. And we have a lot of support on Tomorrow we …