INTERVIEW – The father and daughter were invited to the “Buzz TV” set this Monday. The opportunity for them to go behind the scenes of the series The Pennacs in which fiction mixes with reality.
Two years after the broadcast of a pilot episode, the series The Pennacs is back on France 3 from Tuesday February 13. And this new fiction from France Télévision flirts with reality. The pair of main actors, played by Christian Rauth and Julie-Anne Roth, were on the set of “Buzz TV” this Monday, February 12. Father and daughter in real life, they play this same relationship on camera. He plays the role of Hannibal, a retired cop who will return to service alongside his daughter, Anabelle, an investigator.
“The genesis of this collaboration comes from the father’s regret at having abandoned his daughter and who will try, when the opportunity arises, to mend things », explains Christian Rauth, delighted to be able to point out that he and his daughter are far from this tumultuous fictional relationship. “We even live next to each other. We are very family”they declare together.
So much so that playing together in a series appealed to them. While Julie-Anne Roth was testing for the series, casting director Joanna Delon floated the idea of her father joining her. “He was willing to try it out with me and we had a lot of fun”explains Julie-Anne while Christian adds: “There was no pressure. […] It was just to please my daughter.”.
“It’s a good way to have your space”
And yet, at first glance, nothing suggests that the two actors are parents. Indeed, the last names of each of them are not spelled the same way. “It’s my fault, Julie-Anne bears my name “Roth” and I changed my name because at the time I was doing theater. My partner thought his name with mine implied the pronunciation “ROT.” Like in the playground, he didn’t like it so I put “AT” for people to pronounce “Rauth”»he explains.
On the other hand, the 50-year-old actress did not wish to follow her father’s example. “I love this name, I find it super chic. There’s a great novelist, I really like it. It’s Anglo-Saxon and I don’t care if people make fun of me”, declares Julie-Anne Roth. However, in her beginnings and without her own agent, she signed her first film against her will. The Young Peril of Cedric Klapisch the same way as his father. “When I saw “Rauth” on the poster I said to myself that it wasn’t me at all. I wanted my space so I changed right after, keeping my real name. It’s a good way to have your space even though I love my dad very much. » On his father’s side, this spelling change will always remain ” a regret “.