What if the feature film La Vérité si je mens, broadcast this Tuesday evening on W9, had another cast? Difficult to imagine today, and yet … Richard Anconina and Vincent Elbaz, for example, were not the first names mentioned to play Edward and Dov in the cult comedy with nearly 5 million spectators.
Guillaume Depardieu, Antoine de Caunes, Albert Dupontel and Bruno Solo were approached to slip into Eddie’s skin. The role will ultimately be played by Richard Anconina. Bruno Solo will still manage to be part of the adventure: according to our colleagues at Première, it is thanks to his friend Guillaume Depardieu, who preferred to engage in the film Marthe or the promise of the day, that he succeeded in obtaining the role of Yvan.
Premiere also states that Dov was originally intended to be played by Gad Elmaleh. The actor will play the character well but … in La Vérité si je mens 2! It is Vincent Elbaz who plays the role in the first and third films of the saga.
It should also be noted that Yvan Attal, Dominique Farrugia and Jean-Pierre Bacri almost played in La Vérité si je mens. They all refused the proposal, the last two named finding too caricature the roles that were then offered to them.
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