Lucie Lucas, heroine of the hit series Clem, recounts burnout, intimate wounds, depression and the suffering of her children. The young woman of just 36 years old confided in the microphone of Louise Aubery, for her podcast In Power…
She presents herself as a “actress by profession“, but also as a young mother of three – Lilou (born August 2010)Moira (born in January 2012) and Milo (born in March 2018) – “connected to the Earth system, this gigantic organism that shelters us and welcomes us.” Lucia Lucasseries headliner Clem for a decade, which we have seen growing up on the small screen, lives on an ecological farm in Brittany. A way for her to reconnect with nature, to live in line with her ideal. A quest that surely helped him heal from his injuries, as she explains at the microphone of In Power Podcast.
Lucie Lucas: “Being an actress, we give a lot, it’s weakening”
Burnout, the evil of the century. Asked about the one she experienced, the actress confides: “We live in a crazy worldwhich doesn’t make sense, so it makes sense“. Being constantly disturbed by emails and text messages, being ultra-solicited, difficult to take time for yourself. Especially for an acclaimed actress. “It’s completely crazy in terms of the schedule. And as there is this precariousness of not knowing what will come after, we have tendency to accept everything.” Accept everything beyond the acceptable, at the risk of giving yourself a little too much. “Being an actress is fragilecontinues Lucie Lucas. It bothered me a lot for years.“
Lucie Lucas: “One day, I started to unlock”
Added to the pressure she is under in the course of her job are the joys and difficulties associated with motherhood. A cocktail that gradually becomes explosive for the actress. “The discovery of motherhood, with the arrival of children in a couple, how we manage it, how we stay united even more than before, how we don’t hate each other..“She goes through a roller coaster of emotions for a decade, until the day when nothing goes.”I started unlocking. I put my purse in the fridge. Adrien said to me “Can you make pasta for the children?”, I stayed in front of the pan, I had no idea what I had to do.“
Lucie Lucas loses her footing. “I was completely buggered, I felt like I had the autonomy of a two-year-old.” Terrible panic attacks, silence, the one who was then a young mother felt helpless. A period “super dark and very harsh”. Which could have had a tragic ending.
Lucie Lucas: “I felt like I was drifting to the other end of the universe”
Moving and sincere, the young woman recounts her journey towards the light at the end of the tunnel. She seeks the help of her companion. “I really felt like I was drifting on the other side of the universe. And if nobody picked me up, I couldn’t come back..”
Lucie surrounds herself with the love of her loved ones, and takes some distance. “He took care of me, a lot. My agents understood that they had to stop calling me. Myself, I lost my phone voluntarily for three months. (…) I was a vegetable.”
It’s in contact with his aquarium, rabbits in his gardenby adopting “a time in keeping with his own”which she explains having reconnected to life, while developing the yoga and meditation practice.
Lucie Lucas: “I tell my children, screens are a drug”
In connection with nature, the actress has educational principles to which she does not derogate. Especially on the relationship to screens. “I tell my children, it’s a drug. From then on, it’s a tool that can prevent you from connecting to reality and to the living, really. But besides, it does not only affect children, it also affects us.
The one who is readily described as a committed actress, citizen of the world, has made pedagogy and awareness of the beauty of the world her fight. “We have really disconnected from nature over the past fifty years. We no longer know it. We see things that are downright magicalbut we are no longer aware of it”says the young woman. “Children are not going to marvel at a tree leaf, but if we explain to them that the ant there, under your feet, she has built an entire city, and that she is growing mushrooms (…) when we explain all that to them, it becomes wonderful again.”