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When Karin Viard Complains About Gérard Depardieu

The actress Karin Viard against a sky background

Karin Viard, a three-time César award-winning French actress, recently spoke out about sexism in the film industry. Initially invited onto the set of Bonjour! to promote her new film Madame de Sévigné, she did not hesitate to revisit the comments she had made about inappropriate behavior she allegedly suffered at the hands of Gérard Depardieu.

This statement follows her comments on the set of C à vous, where she had already mentioned having been the victim of inappropriate behavior from the actor during the filming of Potiche in 2010.

Karin Viard discusses the difficulties encountered by women in the seventh art, referring to situations of harassment as part of their daily lives. She emphasizes that these behaviors are not unique to cinema, but reflect a societal issue.

The actress emotionally shares how she, for a long time, considered these attitudes as normal. However, she expresses a shift in attitudes thanks to movements like #MeToo, which, in her opinion, have contributed to a desirable awareness.