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Sophie Marceau Condemns the Behavior of Gérard Depardieu

Sophie Marceau, known since adolescence by the French, is still loved decades later

In the wake of the cinema industry’s support for Gérard Depardieu, the famous actress Sophie Marceau has spoken out to criticize the actor’s behavior on film sets. In an interview with Paris Match, she discusses her decision to no longer work with him.

Sophie Marceau particularly remembers the filming of the movie Police when she was 19 years old. According to her recollections, she suffered humiliations from Depardieu. His behavior, described as "crude and very inappropriate," was then considered normal in the industry. Moreover, she claims to have been stigmatized when she expressed her discontent.

However, the actress highlights the positive evolution in the film industry, where women are beginning to speak out openly against such actions. She insists that fame, whether it’s that of Gérard Depardieu or Maurice Pialat, in no way justifies the mistreatment of assistants, extras, or technicians.

Even though Marceau does not wish to testify against Depardieu, she supports the women who dare to speak out. And above all, she highlights the need to respect everyone’s dignity, regardless of their status in the world of cinema.