“I can't wait to show what else I can do”

“I'm looking forward to showing what else I can do”

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Actor Maxime Gibeault, who's had his fair share of bad boy characters, can't wait to show Quebec he can play the good guy too with Fragments , Serge Boucher's new series.

After making all of Quebec angry by playing one of the villains of the series District 31, the 25-year-old actor is delighted to be able to show the public another register of acting. In Fragments, Serge Boucher's new television work (Aveux, Appearances, Feux and Fragile) which will be presented this winter on Radio-Canada, he will share the screen with big names, including Céline Bonnier, James Hyndman, René Richard Cyr and Luc Guérin . 

“It's my first nice role, I'm never nice, laughs the one who received many derogatory comments – even threats – when he played in District 31 >. This is going to be good for me and for my cast. People will see that I'm capable of playing that and more than the bad guys. » 

A beautiful role

The actor praises the calm and patience of the director, Claude Desrosiers, and the richness of the texts of Serge Boucher, who has concocted a story set in two eras: ours and that of the 80s in which Renaud, his character evolves. . The series, which recounts the reunion after 40 years of four friends in their sixties, will consist of ten 60-minute episodes. 

“ It speaks of a scourge that was very upsetting in those years, evasively continues the one who has been spinning perfect love for a year with actress Emi Chicoine. It is above all a concept of love, family, friendship and people that we let go. This is a subject that has never been treated on television in Quebec and which will touch people a lot. » 

The actor also plays a small role in Larry< /em>, the new series from the duo Stéphane Bourguignon and Patrice Sauvé (the one behind La vie, la vie). We follow a former undercover policeman who wants to avenge a crime that changed the course of his wife's life. Maxime Gibeault plays a deeply evil being affiliated with a gang giving a hard time to the character played by Benoît Gouin. The ten episodes of the series can be found on ICI Tou.Tv's Extra.

Life after District 31< /strong> 

As for his role in District 31, the actor confirms that it has changed his life. “It was a nice ride. I took the opportunity. This brought recognition and visibility; people realize that you exist when you play in this kind of project. Being told “I hate you” is a good sign for an actor (laughs). »

The one who had publicly stated that he had spent a month in a rehab center in 2020 took advantage of his interview with Le Journal to clarify this aspect of his life. “I had a rough patch three years ago, but that is all behind me. It's going well and, in my head, I'm back on my feet, I'm off drugs, I'm motivated, focused and ready for a challenge and a big role. »