Mistress of ceremonies for the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, Virginie Efira will see all the spotlights on her person, this Tuesday, May 17. A few hours before her speech, the Belgian actress revealed her annoyance at Léa Salamé’s questions on France Inter.
This fortnight, on the Croisette, it will be difficult to escape Virginie Efira. Years after having walked the streets of the Riviera in search of funding for her film, the Belgian actress will hold the upper hand. First, because the mistress of ceremonies will launch the festivities of this 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festivalbut also because she will be showing two films in the selection: See Paris and Don Juan again. Suffice to say that this regular of the place will have to make reservations from Guronzan to keep up the pace until the closing party, scheduled for May 28th.
The hours approaching her famous speech seem in any case subject to stress, even for the one who for many years hosted programs like The New Star. The tension has gone up several notches in the face of the challenge that awaits her, as she admitted at the microphone of France Interthis Tuesday, May 17. “I risk collapsing gradually, but I hope to get up before going on stage”, she admitted, all smiles.
Tense exchange between the two women
The beginning of this interview orchestrated by Léa Salamé was however more tense. Virginie Efira has indeed shown herself, several times, annoyed by the questions of the journalist. Like when Laurent Ruquier’s sidekick asked him to sum up the festival in three adjectives. “Oh la la, the question of the three adjectives“, she replied, showing her irritation at this meaningless question, according to her. Before finding a funny formula to define her expectations: “Joy, sharing and small canapes.”
And the atmosphere was further conditioned when the interviewer took him aback on his “state of mind a few hours before the ceremony”. Again, the companion of Niels Schneider did not show an acute excitement for this question a bit agreed. And preferred to reply with a dissent: “I wonder how you were before presenting the presidential debate. A spade to which Léa Salamé did not respond, as stuck by the mistress of an evening.