Actor Alexandre Brasseur is sponsor of the new call for projects launched by Lions Club Sète doyen. The opportunity to assess your career and desires as Alexandre Bertrand in Tomorrow is ours.
Why Did You Agree To Become A Sponsor Of The New Call For Projects Launched By The Sète Senior Lions Club?
I try to do the best I can at my level. But in this profession there are many people who say “I do this, I do that” and put themselves forward. That’s not really my goal. I prefer to do things quietly, helping in my own way. There are people who know they can count on me. There, it was an easy opportunity with black people to be able to shake hands. It’s a tangible action they’re taking and we know who we’re talking to and where the money is going.
Why Is It Important For You To Get Involved Locally?
I’m trying to give back to the city and its inhabitants a little bit of what they want to give us. I’m not from Sétois, but we are developing within the city and its citizens and I think it’s good to do what we can with this kind of process. It is simple generosity, we must not forget the human side of life. If, with my bad hearing, I can talk about social measures, if it’s useful, if it’s not too much for me, it’s worth it.
You’ve entered homes in Sétois and across France every night since 2017 with your role as Alexandre Bertrand in our Tomorrow series. How do you experience this adventure?
I live it fully. Sometimes we are criticized, sometimes we get it right for taking up space…
Indeed, there is sometimes some local resentment from the population towards the place the series has occupied in the city.
I know. But hey, I think the tourist office is better at answering this question than I am. I think there has been a significant increase in attendance in the city, and we also have something to do with that. I also know that the repercussions, particularly on the cost of real estate, are sometimes unpleasant. We highlight this city and its beauty. There are many unhappy people, but many are. We can’t always be critical and look back. We have to move on and adapt. After that, we do not destroy the city. There was a time when we worked a lot at The Spoon, on the docks… I made a huge mess. So we folded the seedlings and went to our studio.
The Series Was A Huge Hit On TF1 In Terms Of Viewership. When You Fell, Did You Expect Such A Tidal Wave?
no way! We are progressing a little each day. In fact, everything is very risky, we are very dependent on the fans and the popularity of the series. We are trying to defend it as we defend Sète. Working in harmony with the city, the city council tries not to be too intrusive while doing its best to promote Sète. There are many people from Setua, even old people, who tell me that even they didn’t know their city was so beautiful. We’re making a lot of locals work, we’re sucking up a lot of casual workers for part supply. We work for restaurateurs, hoteliers, the press, tourism…everyone wins at their best. If we decide to leave tomorrow, it will be a loss of profit for many people.
Aren’t You Afraid To Lock Yourself Into Your Character?
One of the advantages of a series like this, on a day-to-day basis, is that the scenarios are constantly evolving. We’re able to play very different things that we wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to play elsewhere. From a technical point of view, it is very rewarding. And I’m not banned from going to work elsewhere. Proof of this is that I have made several films for France Televisions in recent years. In particular, Meurtres a Pont-Aven, about to be released, which I just performed at the Luchon Festival. I’ve also done the Festival de Avignon, a season at the Bureau des Legendes, a theater tour, and I’m still developing big theater projects… It’s all a matter of organizing and communicating well with the producers. I can not complain.
How Do You See Alex Bertrand’s Development In The Series?
I can’t say much because I’m subject to some form of confidentiality. However, and viewers could pick up on that, we mentioned the fact that the character has a little more commitment, sometimes a little more independence, and I think that’s the case. There are male roles in the series, occupied mainly by police officers or doctors, who, out of necessity, NT out of obligation. Since I was an oyster farmer, I also wanted to get some oysters my own way. That is why I now have on my oyster farm, which is called my yard, young men and adults that I help out in community service. It gives a human commitment to the character and it doesn’t bother me. We also work a lot on man-friendship relationships. And you obviously love him! This does not mean that we are putting family life aside, quite the opposite, we are trying to put the focus back on the core of the Delcourt family.
How Do You Participate In The Lions Call For Projects?
This year again, the Lions Club Sète doyen has launched a call for projects aimed at supporting innovative businesses on “criteria of human quality and innovation but also on their potential in terms of social, cultural and environmental investment, with young people”. Thus, 6,000 euros will be divided into three files. You can apply until March 21st. For more information and to download the registration file, go to the Lions club Sète doyen website.