Years after being a columnist for Sucré Salé, Mélanie Maynard will take the helm of TVA's summer cultural magazine, in May, a first for a woman in 22 seasons.
The experienced host has been offered this mandate “on a silver platter” in recent days, she confided to the QMI Agency.
Rich in her 28 years in the business – she was revealed to the National Improvisation League in 1995 – Mélanie Maynard has not yet started working with the Sucré Salé team, go you who are now overseen by Productions Déferlantes – Benoit Clermont and Jean-Philippe Dion's company – in collaboration with Quebecor Content.
“It happened so fast! It's a nice surprise in life, as I love them, ”said the 51-year-old communicator.
When Guy Jodoin's departure was announced at the end of summer 2014, after 13 seasons, Mélanie Maynard expressed her interest in replacing the very first host of the cultural magazine. She had not obtained the mandate.
“When Patrice [Bélanger] left at the end of last summer, I expected them to appoint a young host,” she admitted, acknowledging, however, that her experience of the past 20 years at the helm of various shows weighed heavily in the balance.
“I started as a columnist at Sucré Salé and then I co-hosted Two Girls in the Morningat TVA, underlined the one who has also hosted or co-hosted Just for laughs live, Ma maison RONA and It ends well the week, set that she will visit next elsewhere this Friday, starting at 7 p.m., in an interview with Julie Bélanger and Jean-Michel Anctil.
A little sweet side, a little salty side
< p>Mélanie Maynard has two sides. She is the one who says it: “I really embody the sweet and the salty! […] This is the era of truth and proximity, so I have less interest in watching pre-chewed, prepared or hard-copy interviews. I hope to be in more direct contact and resembling my social networks,” she pointed out.
“I feel like this is a show that does not take serious, but not super light either. It's a “mood” that we like to have in the summer and it fits with my personality. You can have fun and be more serious, there is a freedom and authenticity in Sucré Salé that seduces me! »