Public health who rejected his plan of filming in the containment, the third season of Discussions with my parents will finally be turned to a more “classic” as soon as Wednesday.
This spring, the producer of Discussions with my parents, Guillaume Lespérance (everyone talks about), had developed a protocol kind in Québec to allow actors to work ” normally “, without having to follow the rules of social distancing in front of the lens : they would spend the duration of the filming in quarantine in a hotel.
The persons concerned had accepted this proposal, but finally, the authorities objected to them, without, however, providing explanations. The president of the Union of artists, Sophie Prégent, was publicly pronounced against this strategy.
Result : François Morency has been forced to rewrite a twenty scenes and give up an episode full to allow the teams to comply with the regulatory gap of a meter.
“In our industry, I think that there are a lot of people who have dropped out, who have let things go hoping that everything would subside naturally, says Guillaume Lespérance. But what I foresee for the fall, it’s a lot less pink. I am very worried. Not only a second wave, but a third, and a fourth. I have a feeling we will have to deal with the COVID-19 for a few years yet. There is a risk to realize that you can turn from 1 may to 1 October only. “
The resumption of shooting of Discussion with my parents comes at a time when Quebec announces the establishment of a temporary assistance program by $ 51 million to resolve an impasse with insurers who refuse to cover the risks related to the COVID-19.
Guillaume Lespérance describes this solution of” imperfect “, but essential to the reboot. “It’s great news. I am very, very happy, but given that one is in such a difficult context, the producers are still at risk in a major way. According to me, there are projects that are going to fall in the water. “
► The third season of Discussions with my parents and will be presented to HERE Tv this fall.