The great actress is publishing It would be great if you knew in honor of his dead. A book to receive and share as an invitation to live.
In It would be great if you knew With dazzling grace and energy, Marie-Christine Barro unfolds the memories of her loved ones who are now dead: her mother, father, stepfather, uncle Jean-Louis Barro, husbands Daniel Toscan du Plantier and Roger. Vadim… A book that presents a portrait of an actress and an extraordinary woman who at the age of 79 still feels like a “student”, eager to learn and do.
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Miss Figaro. – What was the starting point for this book? ?
Marie-Christine Barro. – Encounters with death, including on stage, with Death in the familywhere my character dies in ehpad and Trip to Zurich – which I will play again this summer in Avignon – on a woman about to be euthanized. In both cases, I die, and I couldn’t help but think about this death that has been accompanying me for a long time. Moving forward into old age, I realize that unlike many people who deny death, I have integrated the idea of it. Even if I am very dynamic and full of projects, he stands by my side and every time in some role, text, reading, something brings me closer to his mystery, for example. open eyes, Margarit Ursenar – I’m in a hurry. With this book, I wanted to awaken death to better talk about life.
It is the whole tone of a text where you affirm that “death gave birth to you”…
For the “I wouldn’t have gotten there if…” section world, I spontaneously thought “if I hadn’t lost my father”. Then I learned about the missing persons accompanying me. The wound of my father’s death gave birth to me. If the phrase “The living close the eyes of the dead and the dead open the eyes of the living” appears on the cover of the book, it is because I believe that the dead help us live if we ask them to. It is not easy, but it is possible, otherwise we are doomed to eternal regret. Many women have told me that they lost interest in everything after their partner disappeared. When Roger Vadim left, I decided to act like I would if he was still around and wanted to please him. It gave me a lot of strength. Actually, dying is still alive for me.
The book is built around everyone who is important to you. What did they bring you?
My father taught me lack, and my whole journey has been to try to close this wound. My stepfather gave me a great gift by disappearing to heal me of all sins forever. My first love, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, taught me loyalty. Roger Vadim is the one whose departure affected me the most. He is the person who brought me the most, and with his death, he also took me the most. He had this great saying. “See? I’m leaving you with ‘holiday’ homework…” An invitation to live that I fully responded to.
Source: Le Figaro