Passion Never Retires for Juliette Blat

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The actors. They are raw material, a clay that needs modeling, it’s fascinating. They have no limit, they are constantly looking for the best possible way to express their feelings and emotionsWorking with them allows me to broaden day after day my emotional repertoire, they force me to put words on what animate me and it’s something of an experience. They know how to translate someone else’s feelings, they are prodigious observers. I love sharing with them about what is stored inside each of us and how the body expresses it. Living with them is almost essential to my survival.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Laughter every day, discover every day, meet and interact with different people and learn from them, have projects and people to help me bring them to life. But the most important in terms of happiness is to never lose sight of the gift of the present moment.

What is my greatest fear? To stop from moving forward. In my life, in my mind. To stop growing. In other words the death of the soul.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I’m stubborn. Sometimes it helps me keep on moving forward but it also keeps me from reality. Maybe because I hate reality. I prefer hope.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? 

Maïwenn, the director. I love her movies. She’s strong and fragile, she’s upright and bright. AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN IN AN TOUGH COMMUNITY

What is my greatest extravagance? I follow my instincts, nothing else. The only thing that matters to me, my only struggle is reach out to my fellow human beings to say : “hey! don’t worry, we all share the same shit. You’re not alone”!

On what occasion would I lie? Whenever reality is boring. Furthermore the lies dont always lie, instead  stories” are more talking if you can listen.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I actually love everything about my work but the toughest part it’s when you must carry on when every sign shows you should to give up. It’s is precisely here that you must strike hard. Never give up, always give more, that’s good job!

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I finished reading a script that wrote and finally found it consistent with what I want to say. Tears of happiness have shed for hours. I’m still looking for a producer, the fight is not over but at this moment I realized that I’ve taken a crucial step. A hard and committed step to accomplishment.

If I could, what would I change about myself? In my dreams I can speak many languages. It opens so many doors towards openness. Anyway, I sometimes pretend I can when I’m alone at home.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My first short movie “SI T’AS PEUR FERME LES YEUX” (If you’re scared close your eyes) and my first script for a full feature film.

Where would I most like to live? Paris. Why would I leave the most beautiful city in the word? The city where I was born and raised. I will live here, not far from the people who inspire me, who I love , whose lives I love sharing. Furthermore the grass isn’t greener on the other side even if I love to travel and broaden my horizons.

What is my most treasured possession? Vision. I had a serious eye disease 8 years ago. Since then I fully appreciate that seeing is a wonder of life.

What is my most marked characteristic? Everything that happens to me inspires me, I always take notes and consider the events of my life through my characters. How it can take part to the story. I work with what happens to me, what I hear. Things I tend to refrain, I force them back to the surface and put them down on paper. I work constantly, even when I sleep. I live to write, I write to live.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? It’s more a action than location. It’s my daily walk of one or two hours and it can be anywhere. It apparently clears and cleans my mind but strangely, on my way back, I find myself effective and productive. I see la Seine every day, crossing it’s bridges fills me with strength. I listen to little voices that guide me and the words come easy.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I recently discovered the rooftop of the Louxor (a cinema in paris). Great.  But if I didn’t feat to sound too much of a homebody I’d say at home with my friends, brothers and sisters.

What books influenced my life and how? “Le livre de ma mere” from Albert Cohen. because we only have one mother and his words struck me for life.

Who are my favorite writers? Paulo Coelho, Edgar Poe, Maupassant, Yasmina Khadra and La fontaine.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Marvin Gaye’s “Inner city blues”

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Jean Paul Belmondo in “Itinéraire d’un enfant gâté and Vanessa Paradis in “La fille sur le pont” de Patrice Leconte.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Heroes don’t exist only humans do. But there are genuine heroic acts. People who can forgive are my heroes, people who continue to believe when the others give up, those who give a chance to some who don’t have access to “luck”.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Eternité” from Tran Anh Hung, great wisdom.

What role plays art in my life and work? I do this every single day. we can not be an artist without being interested in what has been done.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My greatest fan is my sister, my sponsors are my parents and my partner in crime: my best friend, Chloé.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? With Carmen Alessandrin. We’ve met on the set of one of my short film, Later I managed the casting of here first movie called “Interrail”We became close friends and we decided to write a script together. I am very happy with this collaboration we complete each other and agree to always listen to what we both have in mind.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? my next main actress. My heroine.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Means that it’s not a work it’s a way of living. My “reason to be”.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Carmen Alessandrin.

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