Multiplying back and forth between Montreal and Gaspésie for the past ten years, it was during the pandemic that author Michelle Allen decided to settle in the Gaspé region, while keeping her Montreal pied-à-terre. , in the Villeray district.
“10 years ago, I met the one who is now my spouse, a guy from Percé, who lives in Gaspé. At the beginning of our relationship, I went back and forth, very regularly, but I stayed for three quarters of the year in Montreal”, first explained the one who is behind the new series “The Emperor ".
“It was perfect then, but every time I came here I was amazed by the landscapes. I started having longer stays here and it showed me that I could stay here without getting bored of the City. I am an outdoor girl, so I only have to leave our house to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. That's how I anchored myself in the area, ”added the one that the QMI Agency met in her opulent residence in the Cap-Aux-Os sector, 15 minutes from downtown Gaspé. Now, it is in this sector of the province that she spends the majority of her time.
This new universe brings a healthy distance which does him the greatest good. “You are not comparing your work or examining the work of others, you are less solicited for things that are not creative”, she underlined.
An atypical path to screenwriting
His interest in writing did not come early in his life. Before entering the world of television, Michelle Allen studied pure sciences in CEGEP, then four years in medicine. "In my first year of medicine, I joined a theater group and for the first time I had a real revelation," she said.
She later branched out into acting and graduated from the Montreal Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. "When I left, I founded a theater troupe, and we did everything: shows from short stories, we started writing from improv, and that's where I had a second heart stroke". The playwright began to write for the theater and then, to earn a living, joined the ranks of television where the successful productions "Lobby", "Diva", "Tribu.com" were born one after another. , "Destinies", "For Sarah", "Fugueuse" and "L'Échappée".