Listening to Michelle Charette enumerate his many summer commitments in one breath, an idea comes to mind: Did he purposely fill out his diary wall-to-wall to avoid feeling post-summer blues?District 31 ? “That’s a very good question,” the actor replied, a little confused.
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After a few seconds of silence, a short time for reflection, Michel Sharett continues his reflection. “I didn’t see it that way, but maybe subconsciously, I didn’t want to experience this kind of…” But what would happen to me? ” »
For the past few months, Michel Sharett has been effectively managing the prime minister’s agenda. Work is underway on two TV projects, creating a one man showDirecting and writing a play, filming a series, preparing a comedy party! And moving the daily newspaper on the radio.
Moreover, at Rouge FM headquarters, in Montreal, we meet Jack of all trades, who clearly knows the recipe for mitigating the inevitable downfall that accompanies the end of such an incredible adventure. Since June 20, he has taken the reins of the comeback show, Co-pilot for the summerWith Jessica Parker. He described the experience as “very positive,” despite the difficult first day.
“I looked like a deer in front of the lights on the highway,” he recalls doing his best deer imitation. Before the show, I had the dog. However, I had done my homework, and attended some recordings. But the technology, the road map, the business holidays, the weather, the traffic…they were a lot. »
After the show, I got home, and ten minutes later I was in bed. You are drained! I felt like a truck had run over me.
Fortunately, most of the pieces of the puzzle fell into place the next day, and Michel Sharett quickly found his way.
“Will I work out of this profession? I don’t know. Will I repeat the experience? I don’t know. But I’m glad I did.”
On the way to Ole one man show
Another unprecedented experience for Michel Charette: He will lead the first ComediaHa concert on Wednesday! Solo at the Capitole Theater in Quebec. In addition to comedic monologues such as Stéphane Fallu, Dominic, Martin and Sylvain Larocque, Michel Charette with Gildor Roy is his main assistant at the 2021 festivities, as well as a special finale that brings together many “characters” from a project that was “working well”. A famous work of fiction in which the actor participated? When you look at his roadmap, the range of possibilities is wide. Hell Radio ? Wattato ? cover girl ? boys ? lands above ? Ladies night ? District 31 ? It is impossible to know more.
The one man show It is no secret that he is preparing for 2024, and Michel Sharett describes in clear terms the pressure that he puts on himself to meet expectations.
A party is six or seven minute numbers, while a one man showIt’s an hour and a half non-stop, it’s all alone. It’s another game. I’m going for a run. I will make sure to be 100% satisfied with the result. This is my name on the label. I’m proud. I’ve been working crazy for 30 years building my career. It’s not in my nature to serve something half-baked. People should get their money’s worth. »
As you can imagine, few things slow down Michelle Charette. Even when he contracted COVID-19 last month, the workaholic kept hosting Co-pilot for the summer From his home in Montreal.
The epidemic hasn’t slowed down either At the Institute, the play written and directed with Francois Chenier, his faithful partner. While other films like Symphory And the that They – temporarily – lowered their flag when the seventh wave hit their distributions, the flag of the Théâtre des Hirondelles, at Saint-Mathieu-de-Belœil, was saved.
Michael Sharett is delighted because At the Institute It attracts crowds and provokes laughter despite the sensitive topic of mental illness.
“This is the fourth play I have written with François [Chénier]And, in all humility, I think it is the most complete, and the best built. It must be said that we also gain experience. We make fewer mistakes for beginners. »
Among all his professional activities, Michel Charette still finds time to play. He is currently filming in high demolition, television adaptation of Jean-Philippe Barel Girard’s novel for Séries +. In this production by Christian Lawrence (slidingAnd the 5e Rank), plays Sylvain, a former comedian who takes over after an anxiety attack.
In a few weeks, he will shoot the second season of happiness, this television comedy by François Avard and Daniel Gagnon, in which he plays a professor who decides to leave everything to go and settle in the countryside. The sequel will be directed by Yannick Savard (TrappedAnd the blue hour) Replacing Alain DesRochers, it would be “more delicate”, promises the actor.
Men spoil themselves. swings more. I’m reading the new episodes, and it doesn’t make sense!
Michel Sharett, on happiness
To conclude the interview, Journalism He decides to tackle a thorny issue with Michel Sharett: Undefensible where STAT ? As of September, these two new daily dramas will run at 7 p.m. The time you left vacant by District 31 in spring. The first will be broadcast on TVA, and the second on Radio Canada.
This is a tough dilemma for the actor. from direction, Undefensible It includes his friend and former colleague Detective Sergeant Sebastien Delorme; from the last, STAT He gathers a large part of the team behind him District 31including its producers, Fabien Laroche and Michel Trudeau, also responsible for happiness.
“Honestly, I would watch both,” says Michel Sharett, as a good politician. I will give both of them a chance. They are two completely different worlds: lawyers and doctors. I can’t wait to see what my friend Delorme will do Undefensible. I’m glad he got it after Poupou died. I have friends in STAT : Patrick Labe and Genevieve Schmidt…these are the people I’ve worked with a lot. My heart fluctuates between the two. »
Michel Sharett will host a comedy party! At the Théâtre Capitole de Québec on Wednesday, August 17th. Until Thursday, moving Co-pilot for the summer In Rouge, weekdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. widget At the InstituteWritten and directed with François Chenier, it was performed at the Théâtre Hirondel in Saint-Matteo-de-Belgil until August 27.