The Heroine’s Journey of Alexandra Vorillon

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Closeness. Presicely atypical routes that meet each others, multi-tasking jobs and human contact. Being part of both a great crew and production team and being in front of a camera out of time. Directing and making other actors work on building a character, on the clown and on inner conflict. Performing alongside entertainment professionals with different skills to a multidisciplinary creation of my own imagination.

What is my idea of happiness? Happiness is for me to have the chance to play with time and space. Especially while performing, my brain allows me a time distorsion that I love! Happiness is being able to choose between different “dream lives”, being close to friends and family, in nature but in culture too!I like cities for culture, sharing and extravaganza, meetings and theatre as well as Vikings or being surrounded by nature.

What is my greatest fear? Oblivion

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Anger

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Alexandre Astier, James Thierré, Yolande Moreau, Chantal Lauby, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alain Chabat, Vanessa Paradis, Samuel Benchettrit, Jerôme Colloud from troispointsdesuspensions cie, Swann Meralli.

What is my greatest extravagance? Flying to Berlin with my musical saw and the address of a friend who lives in a squat.

On what occasion would I lie? I would lie at every castings, sets or stages as soon as it is necessary to defend a character and his story

Photo credits: Nicolas Nova  nicolasnova.com

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Administrative burden, I think i need an agent.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? My first open stage at Fieald Trévise theater in 2011, I had such an adrenaline rush and the “ stage virus” caught me since I had to improvise 8 minutes in front of an audience of 400 people having only my clown skills as my only weapon. Another memory is within a large film production, period film, my first cinema silhouette job on Roschdy Zem’s Chocolat; I played the role of a circus performer in the Cirque de Bordeaux troupe (I was born in Bordeaux) I was so enthusiastic and thrilled by everything around me I wished to understand and professionalize myself in the cinema (industry)

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would like to have more benevolence and be able to take real care of myself. I will dream of being less of a victim of my addictions (smoking, and screens especially)

What is my greatest achievement in work? Putting on the show “Pedro et les Catrinas” in a very short time and despite the covid

Where would I most like to live? I feel at home everywhere, but my preference goes to Brittany, Marseille, Paris, or Annecy, depending on the season!

What is my most treasured possession? My portable speaker JBL

What is my most marked characteristic? My expressiveness and my transparency. I worked a lot on that skill alongside Michel Dallaire. With loads of emotional work and energy flow

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Place Lazare Goujeon in Villeurbanne

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? To drink: Loop’s and its gangsters from the 20s tones ideally located to meet up with friends To eat: the crepe shop Tonnerre de Brest at Villeurbanne with its humanistic traits and its floor-to-ceiling trinkets. You can find a change of scenery, good music and delights in your plate

What books influenced my life and how? Le clown l’art la vie from Michel Dallaire, work eminently philosophical for me De Pierre et d’Os from Bérengère Cournut, because it makes me have connected dreams Alexandra Dumas’ Lady of the Camellias, romantic forever. The glory of my father from Marcel Pagnol because Marseille is the city of my childhood and the pen of Pagnol plunges me back into the city of Marseille as I like to remember it.

You Only Die Once. I do not agree with that. I prefer many lives within a single life: the cycles and the orbit of life

What music would I listen on my last day? Haendel’s Amen / “Fille du vent” from Keny Arkana and for laugh “C’est La vie” from Patrick Bruel

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Lewis Caroll’s Alice we have so much in common

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? On my mother side; the sisters of my grandfather. They made my culture, one of them was a specialist in Philosophy and teacher in College, she lived 7 years in Ivory Coast, 7 years in Hungary and 7 years in Finland the other one was a former director of the departmental directorate of health and social affairs and a doctor. Those women of power and culture shaped me and made me curious and insatiable of plays, movement, paintings and cinema. They offered me moments out of time where I learnt to open up and say what I like and why. On my father side; My grandma was a mother of 12 and a political figure, she taught me the strength of love and the need of (family) roots. If my creations are hype it’s because I inherited her gift of clairvoyance and I let it show through the universe of my creations. Those women are gone and I owe them a duty of memory

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? My father’s glory/ Romantics Anonymous/ Rust and Bone / The Curious Case of Benjamin Button /The King’s Speech /Catch me if you can / Dead Poets Society / Dracula (From Coppola) / Illusions perdues / Pulp Fiction / I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster

What role play stories in my life and work? Actress, mother, woman, mystery, clown, politician, nurse, housekeeper, hiker, great cook, ugly ducking, the nice, the bad, the inaccessible…

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Emeline Corveleyn

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on? The performance Pedro and the catrinas, and chhhut of beautiful projects cinemas

Where can you see me or my work in 2022? King from David Moreau, Sentinelles Sud from Matthieu Gérault. You can follow the Facebook page Compagnie Vovo et Cie or my facebook page Alexandra Vorillon to track the date and other information.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The passion must evolve but the fire will never stop.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? Swann Meralli / Loic Varraut / Jerome Colloud / James Thierre / Marie-Aude Barrez / Irina Lytiak / Sarah Oling / Celia Yilmaz / Antoine Sanier / Emeline Corveleyn

How can you contact me? alexandra.vorillon@gmail.com

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