While Victoire, seriously ill, will have to undergo a heart transplant in “Tomorrow belongs to us”, Mayel Elhajaoui confides on the future of the Georges-Victoire couple and returns for us on the evolution of his character and his desire for comedy .
DashFUN: Georges is undeniably one of the characters who have evolved the most since the start of Tomorrow belongs to us. Recently, he rose in rank in the police force by taking the head of the PTS. Are you happy with this development?
Mayel Elhajaoui : Sure. Either way, I have always been well served by the authors. I must admit that when I was told that Georges was going to lead the PTS, I did not know how this professional development was going to be approached. But, as the producers say, it is ultimately a natural promotion, which is modeled on a reality of life.
After three and a half years, a good, proven police officer can be promoted. They did things in a certain coherence with reality, it is extremely pleasant.
And then this evolution allows me to play with new partners, like Raphaele Volkoff, with whom I had rarely worked before, and Adrien Rob, who joined the series in the role of Damien. It creates a new mechanism, new affinities to be found. It puts me back in a process of research, listening, ping-pong with others.
It’s different from the daily work with the other actors who have been working in the police station for years, where you sometimes have the impression of being on track because it works perfectly. It’s a very interesting process for an actor: we listen to the other, we discover him, we see how he works, and we end up finding new benchmarks.
After the back-to-school plot centered on high school, Georges finds himself at the heart of a new very dramatic arch dedicated to Victoire. What can you say about this new plot?
Victoire falls ill, it’s a real shock, it falls on them without warning. It will precipitate the return of Sandrine, who will return from Guadeloupe, because Victoire is going through something serious. It is therefore natural, Sandrine must be there to support her.
And what I can say is that the Georges-Victoire couple will go through something quite new and quite strong. Victoire will have strange visions. She’s going to feel a kind of guilt, she’s going to feel things. And Georges, in a pragmatic way, will try to reassure her. It is quite well done. And it’s a plot that has a lot of surprises in store for you.
Victoire and Georges are among the key couples of Tomorrow Belongs to Us. Should we be worried about their romantic future, given what they will go through in the upcoming episodes?
Of course, it’s a couple that works very well. But there are going to be some surprises. We always try to surprise in Tomorrow belongs to us. There are going to be strong emotional things that will create things within the couple, and that will have consequences beyond their relationship.
Would you like a wedding or a baby to be on the agenda for Victoire and Georges soon?
Why not, yes. Once again, this would be an evolution which, like the promotion of Georges to the PTS, would fit into something logical for a couple who have lived together for several years. And I think the public wants that. So we’ll see.
This could bring more lightness to the couple, who have gone through a lot of trials and rather dramatic intrigue. Especially since your partner with Solène Hébert works very well in the field of comedy too…
I would very much like to do more comedy with Solène Hébert because I find that she is underexploited in this register. Everyone sees her as a very beautiful actress, but she is also super funny. We laugh a lot on the set.
Can we also hope to see more scenes between Georges and Mona, his mother, played by Catherine Benguigui?
It is a pleasure to work with Catherine. And, yes, it is planned. Marc Kressmann, the show’s new collection director, found that I was under-exploited in comedy, so he’s going to fix that. And the fans are asking for it. And then for me, comedy is a continuity because I will soon be going on stage to make people laugh. It’s ambitious but I’ll get there (laughs).
And I have a love for comedy that is rooted in me, through my family, my origins. So to go more towards that in Tomorrow belongs to us is obviously something that I want. Whether with Solène Hébert or with Catherine Benguigui.
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