“No matter what I say or do, it’s twisted or transformed,” confesses Camelia Jordana

A young woman of her time. in Irresistible, the exciting new series from Disney +, the 31-year-old actress plays Adèle, an independent and feminist young woman who tells her story in successful podcasts. “I decided to shoot after reading the first episode myself,” Camélia Jordana explains to us in her slightly hoarse, instantly recognizable voice. I let myself be seduced by this romantic comedy, where all the codes are reversed, because the dance is led by Adèle, a strong woman…” It is not exactly a compositional role for the one that the French discovered in 2009 thanks to “Nouvelle Star” and who does not hide his convictions. Camélia thus explains that she is “a big customer of engaging podcasts, whether those from Couilles

Presumed discretion

Despite everything, the resemblance to his character ends there. Talk about your private life on the radio like Adèle, who keeps talking about her ex? Never ! But really, why does Camélia keep her personal life so secret? The answer explodes sharply: “I am obliged to protect myself and my loved ones, because whatever I say or do, it is twisted or transformed. »And it’s true that since her statement about “rich old white people” in 2018, she has been regularly attacked for her positions – anti-racist or feminist – while above all confirming that he wants to see the birth of a more egalitarian world. To the point where I thought about writing an essay on all these subjects!

Polymorphic. A singer-songwriter, musician and actress, the only thing missing was writing. And when it is pointed out that the stickers don’t stick to her, she laughs sweetly and modestly confirms: “Because I started early, the movie came quickly after the song. It’s funny how people know me as an actress without knowing that I sing! »

And to get another laugh when we told her she could be at BIBA every month: in September we announced her Olympia, which closed a two-year tour. She is in “Irresistible”
and on November 15, “Before the Flames Go Out,” where she plays a woman who begins a legal battle after her brother’s death during a police arrest. Grateful for her success. Hence the consistent Camelia. And always eclectic! To gain her artistic freedom, she founded her label, Dhaouw Productions and goes on to very different things: “I love that more trendy ‘indie’ audiences are discovering my more pop music, or that unlike the fans who discovered me during ‘Nouvelle Star’
to be in the front row at the jazz festival under the apple tree in Coutances, as it happened to me.

 

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