We have a quick preview of French comedian and actor Nicolas Bedos for Madame Figaro Hommes Special March 2021 Editorial.
French comedian, writer, director and actor. The son of Guy Bedos, he became known in 2004 as a playwright. In 2013, he joined Laurent Ruquier’s late-night On n’est pas couché television talk show as a satirist, which he left two years later. His first film, Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, premiered in 2017.
Les Cris Du Cœr (Crying heart)
Times are troubled for the costume challenged by telecommuting. Nicolas Bedos does him honor in our pages, and seizes the opportunity to position himself in the crucial open collar debate.
In French, the name Bedos carries a certain reputation. The son of beloved local comedian Guy Bedos, Nicolas always knew he wanted to make movies, but just because he had a famous father didn’t mean the path was necessarily easy. Despite collaborating with dad early on, and writing several original plays in his mid-20s, it wasn’t until Bedos achieved his own celebrity that he found the opportunity to direct.
“The French first came to know me as a satirist,” says the now-40-year-old Bedos, who made his reputation as an ultra-sarcastic (and occasionally controversial) cultural commentator on a popular weekly talk show. “I think it was truly a gift from heaven that I wasn’t able to make movies that early.”
Whereas his natural tendency is to be dark and somber (compelled to address subjects like sexual passion, depression, suicide, addiction, and so on), Bedos’ time on TV and radio pushed him to embrace humor in his writing. By extension, his onscreen persona made him a fitting choice to direct the next “OSS 117” movie, a 007-esque spy parody starring Jean Dujardin as a cocky, outdatedly chauvinistic secret agent.
“He’s the only character in France who’s still politically incorrect,” says Bedos, who’s having fun with the assignment, but sees it as a parenthesis between more personal projects, including the upcoming “Mascarade.” “Cinema moves too slowly! I wish they’d invent a machine that would allow you to make a film in three weeks.”
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