– Published on Dec 26, 2022 at 11:30 am
For 25 years, Mimie Mathy has embodied Joséphine Ange Gardien. The actress then revealed how much she received per episode.
It has now been 25 years since Mimie Mathy makes viewers happy in the Joséphine Ange Gardien series. A role that is close to his heart and that has quite simply changed his life. “This series is like an open champagne, it must continue to sparkle. I believe that at the beginning, I only signed up for one or two episodes of Joséphine, just to see if it was going to work or not. Afterwards, I signed for ten episodes at once, I signed up for three years. Now we sign the shutters one by one“, she confided to the Parisian. If she is happy in fiction broadcast on TF1it is also because the actress receives a comfortable salary. In 2013, she revealed to have earned 250,000 euros in fees per episode.
Mimie Mathy: “I lowered my fee by a third”
So for those who would say that Joséphine Ange Gardien is overwhelmed or that Mimie Mathy must retire, the actress replies: “Me, I didn’t want it to end, I wanted to continue working with all these people, so I lowered my stamp by a third, which remains very comfortable“. Fulfilled in her role, the actress explains that everything is possible in this fiction. “We can go anywhere. She was a pastry chef, taxi driver, doctor… I loved the episode in the Resistance, the one in the Middle Ages, I went back to the time of the Egyptians, we went back to college in the 1950s…”
Surrounded by a new team, she can only be fulfilled. “I also find that the new production team, which changed ten years ago, with Sébastien Pavard at its head, has brought a lot of freshness. Joséphine has modernized herself, she is completely in tune with today’s life, she is complaining, she is stubborn. My husband tells me that she really cares about me! And then this kind of positive character, very human, at the time we live in, it feels good. I too would like to have a Josephine next to me”.
Mimie Mathy is not about to retire
And Mimie Mathy still has a lot of projects: “As long as we have ideas and universes that we like, we continue. But let me tell you something: on Tuesday morning, the day after each broadcast, I’m always scared while waiting for the audience figures, admits the actress. Either way, the audience will decide. If one day he is no longer there, I will have had a great adventure, and I will be grateful all my life for this longevity..