Eddy Mitchell: “The restaurant at 1am with the gourmet salad, the planes, the trains, the cars… I can’t anymore”


You introduced American film classics to many French people on the program “La derniere session” on Tuesday evenings on FR3former name of France 3 (1982-1998). It no longer exists today, the fashion, and even the norm, is now on platforms to see films… Is it a good thing to see cinema almost everywhere?
I don’t know if that’s a good thing. And I don’t give a damn! For me, it’s a tap that you turn on and you have movies. But it’s just a tap.

Do you watch platforms like Netflix, OCS…?
No. Because I don’t really like series. 15 episodes, lots of seasons… Reminds me of when I was young and we would go see a movie and there was Zorro, first epoch, before. Or The Lone Ranger (American series broadcast on ABC from 1949 to 1957, editor’s note). He stopped at the edge of a precipice and presto, that was the end of the episode. We had to wait until next week to find out. I say goodbye !”.

Bah you can see the end right away now sometimes because everything is available!
Yes but no…

Let’s talk a bit about music. You have 39 studio albums…
I do not know at all !

I suspected your answer by saying this sentence…
But maybe that’s it, huh?!

Anyway, you said recently that you will never do a scene again, but maybe… Where are we?
No, I don’t want to make a scene. Not at the moment anyway. I started to sing, I was 14 years old, I had to be 81 years old, that’s enough!

But it is in you this music!
Yes, okay, but… Singing and being on stage is good. But there’s everything leading up to the stage that isn’t good, and the after-stage stuff isn’t good either.

Is it physically that it gets stuck?
Bah the restaurant at one o’clock in the morning with the gourmet salad, I can’t anymore. Planes, trains, cars… I can’t anymore.

But is a new album possible?
Yes yes !

The next one is when?
I do not know. The last (Country Rock, editor’s note) is a little over a year old, we’ll see in two years. Laughter I start writing when I am told that we are going to enter the studio.

Do you realize or not that you are a monument of song and cinema in France? You’re going to tell me “I don’t give a damn…” or something like that, but I’m asking my question anyway…
No, I don’t see it that way. I don’t spend my days thinking about that. And then… No, I have something else to give a fuck…

You have been rewarded at the cinema for your role in Happiness is in the meadow. Is this your cult film, the one you hear about the most? I loved it American cuisine for example…
American cuisine Yes, it was good. night patrol I used to like. This cop who was a cinephile, I liked.



Source- https://www.gqmagazine.fr/pop-culture/article/eddy-mitchell-interview-un-petit-miracle-cinema-macron-hopitaux