Gérard Depardieu gives his opinion on the new “Asterix” and Gilles Lellouche who embodies Obelix: “And shit!”

After long weeks of intense promotion, Guillaume Canet’s film, Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, is finally in dark rooms. Released this Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the feature film is off to a good start. On the evening of the launch, 187,368 spectators rushed to see the filmmaker’s latest project at the cinema. Counting the previews, the production therefore exceeds 463,000 admissions, according to France Inter. It’s about “best start for a French film for ten years”, reports our colleagues, according to information from Pathé. Be the “eighth start of all time for a French film”.

the informed, for his part, confided, this Tuesday, January 31, 2023, that the dad of Marcel and Louise risks a lot in the event of failure. In particular, he should perceive “0.3% of the ticket price excluding taxes”then “0.69 euro extra per place sold” if more than 1 million spectators will see his film. If he manages to overcome “7 million spectators in France, and / or if it is amortized”Gilles Lellouche’s sidekick should receive “one million euros gross”. He could receive a bonus of “up to 900,000 euros gross for 5 million tickets sold”. Finally, he could also receive a bonus ranging “up to 900,000 euros gross for 5 million tickets sold” outside the hexagon.

Gerard Depardieu cash with Gilles Lellouche

At this time, it is impossible to confirm whether Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom is a success. One thing is certain, it is that Guillaume Canet gave his all to pay tribute to the characters created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Characters to which he gave life thanks to his closest friends. From Marion Cotillard to Vincent Cassel via Jonathan Cohen, all the cream of French cinema is in the cast of this extraordinary project.

Gilles Lellouche, for example, brilliantly embodies Obélix. A Gaul who had already had the chance to be interpreted by Gérard Depardieu. Interviewed by Télé Star on January 30, 2023, the 50-year-old actor confided in the valuable advice that Clémentine Igou’s companion gave him before filming. “He was kind enough to give me a very concise phone call: ‘Okay, I’ll give you some advice. Here, Obelix, he has daisies in his eyes. Do what you want, I kiss you, hello my old man. Shit!’ It was very good advice that I kept in mind.” It remains to be seen whether the actor validates the performance of his colleague. To be continued…


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