It was to Fayolle Jean Jr that Frédéric Blanchette, the director of the play Sainte-Marie-la-Mauderne, telephoned shortly before the pandemic to offer the role of the doctor whom the inhabitants of a very small town are trying to seduce. island.
"I said, 'Huh? Me? '', explains the main interested party, laughing. He told me he wanted to change things up a bit. It's not the kind of thing you turn down. I added: "OK, it's going to be a challenge, we'll try" and I'm on board with this project. Then, I found it cool to know that Michel Rivard would be part of the project, even if it added a little extra pressure. »
For having known the director a few years ago when he played in the play In the field of love, the actor knew that he would once again experience pleasure in working with him on this play which will be presented at the Gilles theater -Vigneault de Saint-Jérôme from June 23rd. Adapted by Emmanuel Reichenbach from the screenplay of The Great Seduction by Ken Scott, the play also has Normand Brathwaite in its cast.
“It has aged so well, says the one who reviewed the film before diving into this project. When you come from Montreal, you always see remote places as lost places, but when you get there, you are always caught up in the beauty and the sincerity and generosity of the people. »
In The Diver, the long-awaited feature film by Francis Leclerc, Fayolle Jean Jr will be the sous-chef Renaud.
For the record, the plot taking place largely in restaurant kitchens (hence the title, The Dishwasher) and the rush scenes being numerous and important in the story, we had to build a kitchen set to be able to shoot there without all the constraints that come with the narrowness of real restaurant kitchens.
“We took lessons at the kitchen level to know how to pass the pans, how it goes and know the vocabulary and the good terms to use like “rear” or “back””, explains the actor who had loved working with Francis Leclerc on the Marche à l'ombre series.
From this kind of project, Fayolle Jean Jr explains that it is above all the meetings that he retains. As is the case for the hit series Entre deux sheets – whose season 3 will be shot this summer – or the District 31 or Escouade 99 series.
From the series Le pacte broadcast on Télé-Québec (and of which his brother, Anderson Jean, is one of the authors) to the play M'appelle Mohamed Ali which will be presented at the Festival TransAmériques from September 6 to 21 at the Quat theater 'Beneath, in addition to dubbing, the actor has plenty of fun doing what he loves the most in the months ahead.