The Heroine’s Journey of Chantal Macé

What is the best thing that I love about my work: being on holidays all the year long! My job is so amazing, that I never feel I’m working at all. Plus we have the opportunity to live 1000 of different lives. We die and then we reincarnate in someone else everyday. I’ve had the chance to play so many different characters, from the lost junky to the authoritative woman cold and assertive as well as the poor lonely girl, shy and manipulated or the manipulator. That’s wonderful! I wouldn’t do any other job, except maybe being a singer.

What is my idea of happiness : being with my loved ones, travelling all around the world with my lovely pet Frimousse who accompanies me everywhere I go.

What is my greatest fear: being locked in a tomb alive!

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself : I’m not patient at all 

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire : Jodie Foster, this is my dream to shoot with her, and Anthony Hopkins, he’s such an amazing actor.

What is my greatest extravagance : once I died my hair in Red, it was funny.

On what occasion would I lie : To protect my beloved ones

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work : the hypocrisie of so many people, they make promesses they don’t keep, it’s so disappointing !

When and where was I the happiest in my work : when I was around 35 years old, the phone kept ringing all the time , I was kind of « famous » , I was beautiful and rich… Let’s hope this will happen again 

If I could, what would I change about myself : my nose, I’ve never liked it.

What is my greatest achievement in work : dubbing Emily VanCamp…well I used to, hoping it will happen again 

Where would I most like to live : In Australia : I lived there for one year as a student, and that was the most amazing and wonderful adventure of all.

What is my most treasured possession : it’s not a « possession », but my pet is my treasure.

What is my most marked charactristic : laughing all the time, being kind and honest, never giving up, always keeping hope

What is my most inspirational location, in my city : my apartment.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city : the little café named « Le train de vie ».

What books influenced my life and how : The portrait of Dorian Gray : its seems I don’t grow old since I read it 

You only die once. What music would I listen on my last day : all the albums of Jean-Jacques Goldmann, he’s been a kind of father of substitution,though I still have my father, but his songs seem alll to speak about my life, I would love to meet him and him to sing for me « Envole-moi »…

Who is my hero or heroine of fiction : Nikita

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life : my mum and my bro, they’re wonderful people, always taking everything with a very light spirit, laughing and being joyful all the time come shine or rain.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime : « Me before you ».

What role play stories in my life and work : The character of Amanda Clarke/Emily in « Revenge », we’re are so much alike, except that I do believe revenge is the worst idea ever : it only cause too much collateral damages.

What do the words « You are the storyteller of your own life to me » : We are the one who holds the pencil : I do believe that we all can have the life we desire as long as we keep trying and never give up, and most of all never surrending.

Who is my greatest fan, sponser, partner in crime : my brother, we are like twins, we share so many things, we like and love exactly the same things, the same colours, the same books , films series, whatever.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022 : I would love to act witjh Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman and even Tom Cruise who is such an amazing and complete actor.

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on : I would love to be in the next Albert Dupontel , he might be crazy, but that’s what I like about him ! He’s a genius. Whichever part he’s on his films : film-maker, dialogues, actor, he’s the best !

Where can you see me or my work in 2022 : I hope The Théâtre du Ranelagh in « Sur le fil » by Sophie Forte.

What do the words « Passion never retires » mean to me : no matter what, I will keep being a happy woman and there is no retirement in my job, that’s what I like the most.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story : Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Huppert, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Ludivine Sagnier, Omar Sy.

How can you contact me : on my phone of course 06 19 11 18 00 and via email at : chantal.mace020@gmail.com I always answer.


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