INTERVIEW – After twenty years of service, he left the Comédie-Française “nose to the wind”. Confidences of an angry man, who settles his accounts with the political cl, Éric Ruf, his ex-boss, Alexis Michalik and the Molières.
In the lodge of Michel Vuillermoz, the unhooked paintings left yellowish traces on the walls. A poster of The comic illusionby Corneille the only piece staged by his “guide” Louis Jouvet at the Comédie-Française still sits above a small table. A signed caricature of the actor Eric Ruf, the general administrator of the house of Molière is shown next. A floor mat, a game of chess and a scented candle on the fireplace testify to the presence of the member of the Frenchman who is leaving the Comédie-Française these days after twenty years of service.
From 1er June, he will play Stalin in master cl, the play by British David Pownall which he also staged at the Edouard VII Theater with Stephan Wojtowicz, Sam Karman and Dmitri Shostakovich. Confidences of an angry man who wants to move on.
LE FIGARO – Are you sad at the idea of leaving the French twenty years after entering as a boarder?
Michel VUILLERMOZ – No, it’s a decision…