TV nostalgia: Anick Lemay, between Candy and Pippi Longstocking

Anick Lemay had the privilege of being born in the early 1970s, a decade marked by a diverse and stimulating youth offering on television.

TV nostalgia: Anick Lemay, between Candy and Pippi Longstocking

Anick Lemay had the privilege of being born in the early 1970s, a decade marked by a diverse and stimulating youth offering on television. Because of her love for cartoons, the actress could chain hours in front of the small screen. A great joy!

Anick, what are the youth programs that marked you?

All cartoons! Heidi, Candy, Le Petit Castor, Démétan and also Les Satellipopettes, Les 100 tours de Centour, Picotine, Pippi Longstocking, Bobino and Bobinette, Fanfan Dédé, Sol et Gobelet and the unmissable Fanfreluche! We had variety in the 1970s!

What are your fondest childhood TV memories?

On Saturday mornings, our parents and our youngest sister slept long so my big sister and I listened to all the cartoons while eating cereal, not milk! A big easy pleasure of three hours without interruption!

Would you say you watched a lot of TV when you were very young?

Still, yes. Like after school and on Saturdays. At home, we have always been big fans of television.

Is there a character who influenced you?

My blue flower side definitely comes from Candy, my tomboy side from Pippi Longstocking, my love for stories and my taste for reading comes from Fanfreluche [Kim Yaroshevskaya brought stories to life for three seasons at Radio-Canada, Ed]. So yes, I was influenced in the right direction!

Is there still a theme song from a show that sticks in your mind?

All of the shows I've listened to!

Is there a character you would have liked to play for children?

I still dream of personifying Fanfreluche. With the technology we have now, imagine how crazy that could be! And it would make children want to read. (smile)

What universe did you want your daughter Simone, now 14 years old, to discover?

I infected my daughter with Japanese anime since she was very young. I also have the two sets of Sol and Gobelet that we look at at the chalet. But as a child, she was more drawn to princess movies. Then it changed to dragon anime to Harry Potter and now Stranger Things.

♦ Anick Lemay will be one of the faces of the new comedy L’air d’aller, which is currently being filmed and is to be unveiled in winter 2023 by Télé-Québec. She will therefore be part of the same cast as Antoine Olivier Pilon, Catherine St-Laurent, Joakim Robillard, Noémie Leduc-Vaudry, Marc Béland, Denis Bernard and Sylvie Moreau, among others.

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