Côté Maison interviewed the actor and director Francis Huster to better slip into his home ...
When Francis Huster, one of our French theater stars is not on stage or on tour, what is the setting of his daily life? And when he takes the pen, where does he write? "Everywhere," he told the editorial staff. But what makes his happiness in his Paris apartment? Between his shows and the release of his book "A fight for Glory" (Edition Le Passeur), an imaginary testament of Albert Camus on the centenary of the birth of Albert Camus (1913-1960), he answered us to the point.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Francis Huster : My office where I spend 80% of my time. I have spent my life bowing to my desk, which reads everything I write in bulk!
And in general for writing? An office at home? Other "refuge" places?
Francis Huster : I write at home in my office but also subways, buses, trains, cafes, hotel lobbies. I write everywhere, and especially in the noise.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Francis Huster : No furniture. A superb bed for my daughters (The House of Bedding), very large, and for me, a mattress bought on a market. Glass desk.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Francis Huster : The bar chairs, white, in the kitchen. Only. And no table. And a tree called Louis Jouvet "the Boss".
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Francis Huster : A bust of Molière.
Your favorite color in your home?
Francis Huster : White.
Your last favorite purchase for the house?
Francis Huster: Yogurt, Schweppes and Coke, for the fridge. Milk and cornflakes. And chocolate boxes to put my pens on the desk. Two frames for the photos of my girls.
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Francis Huster : Closed. I hate kitchens.
And the TV, which room?
Francis Huster : The only room in the office. My daughters are watching her. I do not, except for videos.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Francis Huster : In the sounds of life. I hate silence. It prevents me from concentrating. And music, yes. Either classic or Hollywood, movie music.
What is on your bedside table?
Francis Huster : Nothing. I do not want it.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Francis Huster : Yes. A movie theater. Dream impossible.
Rather orderly or messy?
Francis Huster : Hysterical freak on the desk. Otherwise nothing. All emptiness clear and white.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Francis Huster : A tree then. My office buddy. My private secretary. Life. He's good at it!
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home?
Francis Huster :
- Monceau Flowers - 60, avenue Paul Doumer - 75016 Paris.
- Passy Plaza - 53, rue de Passy -75016 Paris (There are good shops).
Francis Huster's news
- To read: "A fight for Glory" (Edition Le Passeur).