Bardot: 4 Good Reasons To Watch The France 2 Series.
Starting on Monday, May 8th, France 2 will broadcast a six-episode series dedicated to one of the greatest icons of French cinema. This biopic, simply titled Bardot, looks back on the actress's early years, from her first casting to her years of glory under the nickname B.B. Whether or not you are a fan of this cinema legend, here are 4 good reasons to watch the France 2 series.
She recounts the beginnings of a mythical actress.
Summarizing the life and work of the greatest sex symbol of French cinema in a TV series is of course an impossible mission... However, Danièle Thompson and her son Christopher have taken up the challenge of dedicating a biographical series to Brigitte Bardot.
In the biopic "Bardot", to be discovered from Monday, May 8th at 9:10 pm on France 2, the screenwriters had the intelligence to focus on the youth and beginnings of Brigitte Bardot, from her 15 to 26 years old.
The series begins in Paris in 1949. The young Brigitte, just 15 years old, is spotted by Roger Vadim, the assistant of director Marc Allégret. This girl from the chic district of Passy gets permission from her family to audition for a film project.
Her parents, who do not find her beautiful or talented, do not believe in her future as an actress. However, thanks to Vadim, the young girl gains confidence. The film does not happen, but the two young people fall in love. It is through B.B.'s free and assumed love life that the series explores the mysteries of this icon of the 7th art who made her freedom a religion.
2- Julia de Nunez is the revelation of this biopic.
To embody the sublime young blonde woman dancing in "And God Created Woman", Danièle and Christopher Thompson chose Julia de Nunez, an actress still unknown to the public, who completed her studies at Jean Périmony's Drama School in 2021.
The young woman, whose first role on screen is this one, is the revelation of this 6-episode TV series. In addition to her striking resemblance to Brigitte Bardot, which viewers will not fail to notice, her acting performance must be praised.
Despite the heavy task entrusted to her and the shadow of her model, she embodies with accuracy and intensity a Bardot herself a beginner.
3- The casting is impressive.
If young Julia de Nunez shines in the title role of the Bardot series, the rest of the cast is no less flamboyant! Roger Vadim's character, who was Brigitte's first husband, is played by Victor Belmondo, the grandson of Jean-Paul Belmondo. This biopic benefits from a solid cast where viewers will recognize Géraldine Pailhas, Hippolyte Girardot, Yvan Attal, Mikaël Mittelstadt and Fabian Wolfrom.
4- The realization is classic and elegant.
This scripted series by Danièle Thompson is announced as one of the television events of the spring.
Even though the heroine is rebellious, the Bardot series respects the codes of classicism. This fiction relies on elegant artistic direction to deliver a convincing story, which did not receive the approval of Brigitte Bardot herself...
The resident of La Madrague, who doesn't mince her words, declared in an interview with JDD: "I'm not even aware of this thing. But I don't care: the only thing that matters to me is my real life with me in it. And not stupid biopics." The star probably didn't appreciate not being consulted for this project.
Nevertheless, the Bardot series, broadcast on France 2 and on the Netflix platform, is a beautiful tribute to this mythical actress and feminist ahead of her time.