Where does the actress Anne Richard live?
Interview with Anne Richard. In her apartment in the Bastille district of Paris, there is an impression of countryside and seaside. She likes to say that she lives in the heart of the Revolution and music.
It's on France 2 in the series "Palace Boulevard"that we regularly find Anne Richard alongside Jean-François Balmer Other news for the actress: since January 2016 until May, she plays at the theater Michel in"Hairdressing & Confidences": she plays the role of a mother and replies to her daughter played by Léa François.Ristronteuse, she is also because she writes and records regularly for children.A new album of tales is planned for the return .
So when Anne Richard opens her door, she tells as much about her interior as Paris where she loves to walk. Indeed, the Swiss actress realized her dream of a little girl: to live in the city of lights and to make the scene as her idol of youth Claude François. So when she wanted to move from her previous apartment overlooking the courtyard, she just walked with her nose up.
This is how she fell in love with the Arsenal district. Chance would have it. When she returns home, she finds an ad in a magazine that matches the description she was looking for. The day of the visit: she was shooting. Intuitive, she felt it was a good plan and she agrees without even visiting it.
Since then she has not moved. Here, Anne Richard always feels out, as if to make a beautiful cruise. In this building of the late nineteenth, all the space is distributed star with fireplaces in each room and beautiful openings to enjoy the light. In all simplicity, Anne Richard has unveiled her haven of peace.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Anne Richard: My double living room-stay for its incredible brightness. I love this room all open, facing south with its windows overlooking the harbor. I sometimes like to make a small outbreak when it's cool. Fire is also associated with reading moments.
"South facing with windows overlooking the harbor ..."
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Anne Richard: Originally from Switzerland, it was complicated to carry family furniture; I bought modern furniture over the years, exceptionally mottled as this chair found at the flea market of the Bastille. It was yellow mustard originally and I had it covered with an ocher fabric matching the two sofas.
"Armchair found at the flea market of the Bastille."
"Prussian stove that is part of the apartment and a heathered vase ..."
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Anne Richard: The layout of the apartment for its light, the view of the boats and the Place de la Bastille. I can even go out on the balcony that goes around the apartment, take a coffee with a nose to the wind.
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Anne Richard: Two gifts from my companion: A small clock from Cartier that lands on a fireplace and a box that belonged to Claude François which I was a huge fan. I wanted to make shows like him: entertain, make people happy and be an emotional passerby. It was a little girl's dream.
"A gift from my companion ..."
Your favorite color in your home?
Anne Richard: There is a unity around the shades of light wood, ocher and orange-red that can be found in the sofas, the armchair, a lamp and a Chinese piece of furniture.
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Anne Richard: A red checkered tablecloth that is campaigning for the huge living room table. And a painting, I collect the bridges of Paris, chiné this one! This is the Bateau-Lavoir on the banks of the Seine painted in 1933 by Lavaysse.
Bateau-Lavoir on the banks of the Seine painted in 1933 by Lavaysse.
A storage trick?
Anne Richard: A transformed room, half in dressing room and office, it avoids having cabinets!
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Anne Richard: I am not very happy with my kitchen which is poorly arranged and very little functional. This is the subject that makes you angry. The former owners have left because of this piece. I would like to break the walls and turn the bathroom into a kitchen ...
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Anne Richard: A good raclette or a little Swiss fondue! My Parisian friends love it. It's very simple to prepare. The whole secret is the cheese blend: half and half with Gruyère (called Friborg in France) and Vacherin (a kind of gentler Friborg). At home, we have different names. And finally, we must do it according to an immutable ritual: we must rub his pot with garlic cloves, put the right proportion of white wine, always move in the same direction ...
And the TV, which room?
Anne Richard: In the living room. When I receive family, I like that we share moments of TV.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Anne Richard: It all depends on my activities. When I work on reading a text, I do not want to be influenced by any other color than the text ... When I need inspiration, an atmosphere to write a story, or even to cook, I like listen to classical music ... And when I need to reboosterit will be Claude François!
Where do you write?
Anne Richard: Each piece has its inspiration. When I read a play or work on a screenplay, it's the living room; when, I write, it is the stay and finally for the paperwork, it is in my office.
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Anne Richard: My companion gave me the taste of lighting candles ... I only like those with delicate fragrances like Orange Blossom.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Anne Richard: I put white double-curtains on white walls, so we barely perceive them. It remains light, open ... As it is a building of the nineteenth, I have old blinds shutters. Summer is very nice.
What is on your bedside table?
Anne Richard: Stacks of books. I like books that come on board, when an author makes me travel, I read everything about him ...: I'm a fan of novels, Stefan Zweig, Paul Auster, John Grishman, Ken Follett, but also young authors like Joël Dicker, Laurent Gaudé, Carole Martinez. I also loved the Goncourt 2013, Pierre Lemaître for "Goodbye up there": he has a crazy talent.I also like the historical novels ...
What storage for your books?
Anne Richard: I can not separate from my books. They are in a huge library lining the entire hall but it overflows: there are all the books kept since my adolescence, including the work of Zola with my notes, the ones I studied for my drama classes - Chekhov , Shakespeare, Musset ... - and foreign languages.
And finally, impossible to separate from books that allowed me to document my roles - biographies of judges, texts on justice, testimonies of moms who lost their children, bios skipper, etc ... So from time to time, painfully, I sort!
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Anne Richard: A terrace because I love nature, the outdoors ... I spend a lot of time to walk on the port of Bastille when I learn my texts because I feel like I'm already at the seaside .
Rather orderly or messy?
Anne Richard: A bit of both. Everything is in its place and highlighted but without maniaquerie.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Anne Richard: I have a beautiful ficus in the living room, oleanders on the balconies, and from time to time especially in the spring, I love to buy the first tulips, of course in yellow and orange ...
"Pink laurels on the balconies ..."
Where to find Anne Richard?
- At the Michel theater in " Hairdressing & Confidences ", from Wednesday to Saturday at 9 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 4:15 pm, until May 8, 2016;
- On France 2 in the series " Palace Boulevard "where she interprets the role of Judge Nadia Lintz alongside Jean-François Balmer, aka Commissioner Gabriel Rovère.
- An outing of children's stories scheduled for September 2016.
"Hairdressing & Confidences"