Gilles Lellouche was invited on the set of C à vous on Tuesday November 29, 2022. For the occasion, he confided in his weight gain for the filming of the film Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire.
Wednesday, November 30, the film Smoking makes you cough directed by Quentin Dupieux is released in cinemas. He relates with humor the adventures of costumed vigilantes called the “Tobacco Strength“. The day before the film’s release, Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine invited the actors Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Pascal Zavi, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Anaïs Demoustier to present the feature film on the set of C à vous.
During the show, the host mentioned the choice of tight-fitting costumes stating: “You look like club heroes Dorothée“. A statement to which Gilles Lellouche replied with “on cortisone about me“. Indeed, the 50-year-old man does not necessarily appreciate his appearance in the film.
Gilles Lellouche confides in his overweight in the film
While Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine was doing compliments to Jean-Pascal Zavi who wore the suit wonderfully, the latter replied with humor: “Me it didn’t bother me, because I’m damn well gaulé, suddenly when I had that, for me it was normal. But there are other people…“A direct allusion to the appearance of Gilles Lellouche, who appears slightly overweight in his suit.
Faced with the spikes of his friend, the actor decided to take the situation as a joke. “It’s me, a bunch of rillettes (…) When I see the film, frankly, I blush so much I’m fat” he said before justifying himself by explaining that he was coming out of the filming of Asterix and Obelix. “How many films are we going to have with the filming of Obélix?“then questioned the host of France 5. A question he answered with “For as long as I haven’t lost weight“.
The actor gained 20 kilos to embody the character of Obelix
If the filming of Smoking makes you cough began on September 30, 2021, that ofAsterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom ended on August 15. What explain the physical appearance of Gilles Lellouche in the new feature film. Indeed, Guillaume Canet’s friend had started a major physical transformation with a weight gain to be able to succeed Gérard Depardieu in the role of Obélix.
In April 2021, his brother Philippe Lellouche revealed at the microphone ofEuropean 1 that he had to follow a specific diet to gain 20 pounds, while practicing bodybuilding. “He called me saying ‘It’s terrible, I want to cry every day’. Getting fat is our anxiety” he had reported before continuing: “He works out two hours a day, because he has to be big, but muscular. So he tells me ‘When I hear the coach ring the doorbell, I want to cry’“. Weight gain that now turns into long weight loss for Gilles Lellouche.