Tony’s return, Kelly’s paternity, the love story between Guillaume and Laetitia… Florence Coste, the interpreter of the sparkling Laetitia, tells us more about what awaits her character during the next episodes of ‘Here everything begins.
Allociné: It’s been over a year since you arrived on the series Here it all starts. What is your assessment of this adventure?
Florence Coste : I am very happy with the way the character of Laetitia has developed. She and Kelly (Axelle Dodier) have found a place at the institute to create their lives. Laetitia finally found the love that was one of her great quests [rires], she was promoted to an important position and she was reunited with her sister. There’s a lot going on for her and it’s going in the direction she wants. That’s great !
We were able to exploit the comedy of the character because she has this slightly sassy side and also work more emotionally with her past. It is very rich to interpret and it is a very interesting character to defend. I am delighted with the direction the authors are giving it.
It is true that it feels much more peaceful. We have the impression that he is a character who has matured a lot even in his relationship with Kelly…
It’s clear. His immaturity calms down a bit, the lies too. The fact that she has found a place where she builds her life and is in a healthy relationship with someone who loves her plays a big role. But what’s nice is that she keeps her side a bit whimsical. You never know how she will react. It’s endearing to see her flourish, solve her problems and accompany her on this path.
The Laetitia-Kelly relationship is particularly touching. How do you view this mother-daughter relationship?
The most beautiful thing for me in Here it all begins is this relationship and this duet with Axelle Dodier. The complicity was immediate between us.
Laetitia and Kelly have always been in love and complicity. It was also funny to see this inverted relationship where the maturity came from Kelly and not from Laetitia. Now things are changing. Sometimes it’s Laetitia who is there for her daughter and vice versa. It’s a very rich relationship that allows a lot of possibilities. Always with a lot of love and complicity.
A few days ago, Laetitia saw the return of a love of youth. If she seems happy in the couple, she is however not insensitive to Tony’s charm (Kevin Dias). How will this relationship evolve in the next episodes?
Above all, Tony’s arrival allows Laetitia to reconnect with her youth, at a time when she was totally carefree and light-hearted. A very happy period of his life since it was above all what happened with the birth of Kelly.
Tony returns and their complicity is reborn immediately. There is something that takes her back to this somewhat crazy period of her life. I really think that for her, there is no ambiguity in this relationship. There is only a great complicity. She took so long to find that relationship and that stability with William (Bruno Putzulu) that I don’t think she’s ready to question her marriage for that. But she wants to take advantage of Tony as a friend. This fun and light side is something that Guillaume does not bring to him. She needs this wind of madness because it’s part of her personality.
Laetitia is really on this line of conduct there. Tony not at all but she doesn’t realize it [rires]. Guillaume, for once, will be very jealous of this relationship while Laetitia nevertheless has the impression of being super fair and that everything is clear. She doesn’t understand how Tony and Guillaume react. It will be complex to manage for her and in particular this jealousy of Guillaume which will be very very intense.
Precisely, we know that Guillaume is capable of the “worst” when he is jealous. We imagine that he will make him even all the colors. What can we expect?
Completely ! It will really upset the balance of their relationship. From Laetitia’s point of view, there is no reason because she is really extremely clear in what she wants. She tries to reassure him but at the same time she doesn’t want to sacrifice a friendship. She doesn’t think it’s fair that we actually ask her that. Tony’s arrival will reveal Guillaume’s dark side.
Kelly is very protective of her mother, what role will she play in this whole story?
Kelly will act as a buffer. Although she had trouble accepting this relationship at the start, she will defend Guillaume until the moment when he really goes beyond the limits. She will try to temper things as she can. But whether she takes Guillaume’s side or Tony’s, all she wants is to protect her mother.
Laetitia is a character known for her lies. Can we really believe her when she claims that Tony is not the father of her daughter?
I saw that a lot of people didn’t believe it [rires]. I can tell you that Laetitia is convinced that Tony is not Kelly’s father. Does that mean it’s his father or not? Well, I can’t say that. In any case, when she says that, she is sincere.
Kelly’s paternity will soon be discussed…
Absolutely ! With Axelle, we were very happy that this theme arrived because it is still an important part of their story. For his character and his construction, it’s super interesting! In addition, it was also a very traumatic event in the life of Laetitia. Seeing this character will be very interesting for Kelly and Laetitia.
We saw you sing during the episode dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Did you enjoy this experience and will we have the pleasure of hearing you again in the series?
I was very happy to be made to sing in the series. I was able to meet the people who take care of the music on Here everything begins and I think they do a great job. It was really nice to record “Le coup de soleil” with them.
I’m totally up for singing again. Besides, I had started with singing but the actress has since taken precedence over the singer. It’s always a great pleasure when I’m asked to sing in my projects. Besides, it was a nice sequence.
After having been a housekeeper, Laetitia became the principal’s assistant. With the arrival of the master, will its role at the institute change again?
I don’t know but I would love to. It would be a kind of success story. She struggled but thanks to her sense of contact and her tricks, she managed to move up in rank, to take up more space at the institute. Anyway, I really like this idea.
We loved the intrigues with the parents of Laetitia and Salomé. Will Sylvie and François come back to the institute soon?
We would like it because we laugh a lot together. I find that the more family relationships are developed the better it is for us. And it’s true that this relationship was a nice relationship.
We have the feeling that things are not completely settled between them…
I think something is off with his dad. I’m not sure she wants to continue with him. With his mother, the rapprochement has begun and the bond is recreated. Exploring this relationship with true forgiveness would be lovely.
To speak of Salome (Aurelie Pons), we hardly see your character with his sister at the moment. We imagine that with the intrigue on Tony and the paternity of Kelly, they will be brought to interact again together…
I love when Laetitia and Salomé support each other in the trials they are going through. As Laetitia will go through some storms, Salomé will come to support her.
Do you have any other projects outside of the series that you would like to tell us about?
I am currently at the theatre. I play in “Titanic – the crazy crossing”, a play which revisits the history of the Titanic and which is staged by the company Les Moutons Noirs. It’s a comedy version of Titanic with a lot of fantasy, inventiveness but with a sinking ship anyway at the end. I will play it in Avignon in July at the Théâtre du Roi René and then I will return to play it in August in Paris.
I also play in “Well above the silence”, a show which is about committed poets and which particularly resonates with all the news of the moment. It will be at the La Luna theater at the Avignon festival.
It is very important for me to be able to continue to be on stage. It’s true that with the very busy schedule of Here it all begins, it’s not always easy but I manage to get by. And it makes me very happy to be able to lead the two head-on.
Comments collected by telephone on July 5, 2022.