The On-screen Life of Roy Dupuis - Roy Dupuis Asia
Tonight's chat is with La Femme Nikita's Roy Dupuis. . Juliet When you first saw Peta Wilson, what did you think of her? Dupuis: Very Francoise_CovertOp: What was the best advice your Aunt Mimi ever gave you?. IT'S ALMOST AS IF PETA WILSON HAS been preparing since age 12 for asked costar Roy Dupuis, who plays her mentor Michael, for acting advice. Of course other goals, like marriage (“I'd love to live in a villa and have. I just came across this interview of Peta talking about the new version of La Femme Nikita. characters had time to build relationships, wrestle it was in all ways brilliant. Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Eugene, Alberta can-.
It's difficult to follow due to the language barrier, but it is an artistic film that was presented at the Cannes Film Festival. It's a magnificent performance, even if one doesn't always understand what the heck is going on. Dupuis followed this with a role in "Entangled" as an American photographer in Paris, who speaks little French.
I wonder who did peculiar bit of casting? The movie has little to recommend it except Dupuis, who certainly seems to enjoy his small role as the womanizing and motorcycle-riding Max to the fullest.
Judd Nelson and Pierce Brosnan are the stars, but once Max leaves the scene, the interest level plummets. Also inDupuis reprised his role of Ovila Provenost in a follow-up mini-series, "Blanche. The mini-series centers around Blanche, one of his daughters, who survives an impoverished childhood to become a nurse in the 's. When another one of his daughters gets married, Ovila attends the wedding and sees his estranged wife for the first time in years. They share a night of passion, but the next morning Emilie tells Ovila she never wants to see him again.
Ovila never troubles her again, keeping his promise until her death. Americans may remember the handsome actor from the television mini-series "Million Dollar Babies. Dionne's fierce determination to have his five little girls returned to their family is admirable, but it is the steel-eyed manipulator he becomes at the end of the series which presages the true tragedy of the babies who become a commodity first for the Canadian government, then for their father.
The same year, Dupuis starred in "Chili's Blues," an atmospheric piece which takes place in a Montreal railroad station. The trains are not running due to the severe weather, and mild-mannered Pierre-Paul, a vacuum cleaner salesman, discovers a teenage girl in a school uniform in the men's room with the barrel of a gun in her mouth.
He runs for help, but when they return, she's disappeared. He annoys most of the people in the station trying to discover which girl was about to commit suicide, his task made more difficult by the fact that the train station is filled with girls wearing the same uniform. Pierre-Paul makes the acquaintance of one of the girls, Chili.
She convinces him that she is the girl with the gun, then says she isn't. Slowly they open up to each other and make love in an empty train car. Well, the French-Canadian film community certainly knows how to film a love scene, and Dupuis is earnest and appealing in this uncharacteristic role. Like ships or trains crossing in the night, he and Chili go their separate ways, but in the end Chili still has the gun. Dupuis' entry into the American movie market is marked by the sci-fi horror flick "Screamers.
One can't help wondering what would have happened if the roles had been reversed. In Dupuis had a cameo role in the comedy "L'homme Ideal. Dupuis, who appears in the beginning of the movie as the heroine's one-night stand, reappears toward the end of the film, standing in line at a fertility clinic. The heroine asks him what he's doing there, and he replies, "Waiting for my turn to come. He portrays a Swiss art dealer who falls in love with a Canadian anchor woman and moves part of his business to Toronto.
Because sometimes the work I do is not only the movie itself, it is also the people I meet that can be very rewarding in a certain way.
But as a movie itself, it would be Being at Home Roy, I've heard that you're an audiophile, and that you have a great sound system in your home. What kind of equipment do you have? I have the Wilson Watt Puppy speakers.
And S digital processor. And the S Preamplifier. With the Sonic Frontier Power 3 Mono amp. MIT Z iso duo and the Z stabilizer. You probably know what that means. Roy, Nietzsche said "Without music, life would be a mistake.
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I am very eclectic. There are four CD volumes. It is World Music. There are from Real World, which is Peter Gabriel's recording studio. I agree that without music life would be a mistake.
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Who is your favorite author? I don't have any favorites.
I have one that I really like, Rejean du Charm. He wrote La Vallie des Availles.
He is very poetic and invents words. He is very special. Once you read his novels you are emerged in another reality. He wrote many novels, at least four. I also like Arthur Miller. Roy, what projects did you work on during your hiatus from LFN? I built a porch on my house. All-cedar porch with turnposts with a round patio that makes a corner of the two porches that is connected with copper roofs and two balconies.
It was really interesting work and I am very proud of it. What was the best advice your Aunt Mimi ever gave you? She is an extraordinary woman, person, soul. I had the privilege to have her close to me since I was young and she was living with us.
The best advice is hard to say. She had such a particular humoristic sense. She never gave me any advice really. She just made me proud of my roots, I guess, and is the kind of person who makes you proud of being a human being when it is not going so well.
She is a giant. Which people or life experiences would you cite as being the greatest influences on your acting career? I worked with a man in National Theater School who devoted his life to "The Verb," as in the action of talking and being able to talk.
He would go anywhere where he would see one culture being oppressed by another one and try to give them a tool to express themselves. Whether it be a movie, book or play.
I got the privilege to work with him and we worked with him for two and a half months. His name was Armand Gatti. His family had moved to the U. He was a French novelist. He taught me that the theatrical act takes place in rehearsal. The representation is not just the conclusion or what the audience sees.
Roy, what originally got you involved with the Mira Foundation?Roy Dupuis & Peta Wilson
A friend that used to be my first agent and then he introduced me to the founder of Mira Foundation: I found this man very rich and intelligent and everything, and he became a friend. I like the way he puts together animal and human beings working together.
I've seen both La Femme movie incarnations. Do you at all compare yourself to your counterparts in those films? No, because in the series, we extrapolate.
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The burning question for fans is what he will do now that Nikita has ended. Some have commented that Dupuis is poised on the verge of superstardom. Roy is an unusual blend of machismo and vulnerable romantic—a combination of Mel Gibson and Brad Pitt. I will stay in Quebec.
When I read [a script], it needs to say something, something about the times we live in.
Someone who kills so many people cannot easily smile. He can but not like regular people. He is someone who carries death with him all the time. He had to be a little off reality.
Is he real or not? This is hard to carry all the time. This is why there is an economy of movement in his gestures. I decided to strip them all away to portray this weight of perfection.
Dupuis attributes his ability to decipher a character to instinct. This instinct often guides him in the creation of the character he is portraying. Nonetheless, he still gives serious thought beforehand to the qualities that will eventually define each personage.
Now there is an emphasis on under-reality and intimacy.