Thierry Lhermitte: why his career almost came to a halt at the height of his popularity

Saturday 14 may 2022, Thierry Lhermitte was invited in the episode 50′ Inside, on TF1. Faced with Nikos Aliagas, the actor revealed the reason why his career could have been stopped dead a few years earlier.

The actor wanted to take off… In full success, Thierry Lhermitte left the film sets in 1987, for a year, in order to go around the world on a sailboat with his wife, Hélène, and their children. Guest in 50′ Inside, on TF1, it is by viewing images of this trip that the actor let go: “ These are good memories! My dream was to go with the family to boat for at least a year.” While Nikos Aliagas asked him if he was not afraid that the fans would forget him, Thierry Lhermitte explained : “ No, because living my dream was more important than the career. I’m a reasonable boy, but if I hadn’t been, I would have continued… It was all I dreamed of.” Assuring that he could have done without fame and the cinema, the actor slipped: “ I had been loaned the boat, I had commitments to return, but frankly, we were very sad to be back.

In 2022, the actor had already mentioned this extraordinary journey on the show There is not just one life in life, on Europe 1. “ I felt like I had the financial means to stop working for a year. And on a boat, you don’t spend a lot. It was the first time in my wife’s life that she spent nothing for three weeks“, he recalled. Explaining why he had decided to leave, the star had dropped: “ As soon as I had the opportunity to live this dream, I did it. I had a little trigger that was the death of my wife’s father, who waited for retirement all his life and who had cancer which took him away after a year or two of retirement.” Ensuring that he had not been in a hurry to return to Paris, Thierry Lhermitte had already declared: “ We were very sad to return. If I had not been reasonable, I would have stolen the boat and left without giving any news.”

Thierry Lhermitte is a successful actor

Following this sabbatical year, the actor did not lack film proposals. Upon his return, he has indeed played in Promotion canapé, Ripoux contre ripoux, but also, Father’s day. Later is in 1024 that Thierry Lhermitte gave the reply to Ludwig Briand in the film An Indian in the city . Since then, the actor has played in several films a year and will soon be appearing in Happy Retirement 2 !

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In full success, Thierry Lhermitte left the film sets in 1987n for a year, in order to go around the world on a sailboat with his wife, Hélène, and their children.

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Thierry Lhermitte was able to live his dream.

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Thierry Lhermitte lived on a sailboat for a year.

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Saturday 14 may 2022, Thierry Lhermitte was a guest on the show 100′ Inside, on TF1.

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Thierry Lhermitte was not afraid that the fans would forget him.

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Thierry Lhermitte would have liked to continue this journey.

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Thierry Lhermitte could never have returned.

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Thierry Lhermitte confided that he was a reasonable person.

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Thierry Lhermitte caretaker of good memories of this period of his life.

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Thierry Lhermitte has made many confidences.

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