Gildor Roy and his new neighbors from The Tower, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc and Alexandre Barrette, opened the doors of their respective condos on Thursday, a few days before the taping of the first episodes of the third season.
The team at Trio Orange, which produces The tower in collaboration with Quebecor Content, has created living spaces in the image of each of the occupants.
Let's say it right away, the condos are splendid. That of Gildor, which he “bought” from the former host, Patrick Huard, has been renovated so that it sticks more to the personality of its new occupant. The designer Andréane Beaudin favored at her request everything that is southwestern inspired or even Navajo fabrics.
“She made a beautiful frame with a photo of my dad when he was a soldier and was [posted] in Germany. It's extraordinary! There are also touches of Cuba, where I liked to shoot, my baseball jersey when I played in the Dominican Republic and the Olympic stadium because I sang there at Felipe Alou's birthday. There's even a dinosaur playing the banjo, which brings together my interests in archeology and music.”
Recordings begin next week in preparation for the start of the season on September 12. Gildor Roy is eager to break the ice. “I can't wait to have done 10 'shows' and to remember that I am capable of doing this,” he joked, he who has refused two films and two TV series since the end of District 31.
“I chose animation to avoid comparison. That's really why, because no matter what I would have done, people would have compared it with Commander Chiasson.”
A pied-à-terre for Hélène
Like her friend Gildor, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc is happy to now have a “pied-à-terre” in Montreal. “I am feverish, excited and a little scared, because it is a big deal. At the same time, the better it goes, the more it becomes clear in our heads.”
The actress, who hosts the culinary competition The restaurant at Zeste, finds its decor “soothing” and “very inviting.” It is indeed very zen as an atmosphere. There is a huge bench to chat over a good meal and two huge islands in the kitchen. “It puts me in a form of confidence and openness. We don't feel like we're doing TV.”
She's not giving up acting – she's just done “a very nice little role” in the series Haute Démolition< /em>–, but she wanted to “bring others to light”. “In my heart, I'm an actress, but I'm a broadcaster too. I reassure you, and I also reassure myself, there will be other game projects.”
A nod to tennis for Alexandre
< p>As for Alexandre Barrette, the designer has captured her taste for mid-century and vintage furniture, which rubs shoulders with modern. An industrial fence even makes the bridge with tennis, like a net, this sport being his greatest passion.
“I find it sick! It hurts me not to live in the condo for real!”
Alexandre, who will not return “by choice” to Everyone talks about itas a rotating court jester, wishes to bring his humour, his sensitivity, his curiosity and his irreverent side to La tour.
“By a little tip or by a question, a guest might say something he wouldn't have said if I hadn't intervened. I want to be at the service of the show and the guests.”
We can see him this winter, still on TVA, co-hosting the new reality show Sortez-moi d’ici! alongside Jean-Philippe Dion.
The show La tour will be broadcast on TVA from Monday to Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., starting September 12.< /p>
There will be more sketches at La tour, featuring actors Jean-Marc Dalphond (Robert), Hélène Major ( Murielle) and Oussama Fares (Samy). But as La tour continues to evolve, the show will also count on the special participation of Jean-François Breau, Marie-Ève Janvier, Marc-André Coallier, Alexandre Forest as well as Sonia Vachon.< /p>
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