After January, Stéphane Fallu saw hectic months. “A rather strange year so far”, he admits, made up of good and not so good moments. A brief participation in Big Brother Celebrities after an offbeat entry, a nice invitation to Live from the universe… Still active, the host and humorist leads several projects on the professional level, plus also continues his commitment to young people.
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Stéphane, your year began with a passage that made people talk Big brother. What do you remember?
As I had covid the day before entering the house, it changes my plans. So I arrived a week after the others and I stayed there six days; it was very short! I talk too much. Everything I didn’t want to do, I did. There was nothing normal, but that’s very Fallu: there’s always something special going on. I took it all as a game, to try to stay as authentic as possible. I was disappointed, not angry anymore. After I left, I thought people were going to laugh at me, but it was quite the opposite. I received thousands of messages, where people told me that they had recognized themselves in me at their work, at school. It seems that when I experience an emotion, talking about my host families or animal shelterfor example, it affects many more people who have experienced it than I thought.
I feel like we can’t not love you. You’ve always had the image of the good friendly guy!
You will say that this character is dead, there. I no longer feel like making myself loved by everyone; I think it gave me that to participate Big brother and that people appreciated that I remained myself. I say. And I believe it is animal shelter who opened a door. But you say, I can also be silly. Yes, I’m a good guy, plus I’m not reliable, I don’t listen all the time, I’m not on time… I don’t want to define myself as a super good person, but it remains that I love justice and that I love an ultrasensitive person.
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Shortly after leaving Big brotherFrance Beaudoin invited you to Live from the universe. How did you react?
You were freaking out! I had had one of the weirdest weeks, and then I got this invitation. Oh! that was fun! It seemed like people were rediscovering me or people in the industry saw that the public liked me and wanted to hear what I had to say. I’ve been doing this job for a long time; there are people who love you, others less. Me, I put the focus on those who love me.
You have a lot of work, the more we can say that you have not always had it easy…
It was a long process, except that if I look around me, I see that there are so many whose history is unknown. My case is not unique. It’s just that I have a pig head and I always thought I had a little talent. I a lot, I have beautiful projects that are working on it, and it’s great, but even when it didn’t work, I always put a lot of effort into it.
We can see the eighth season of animal shelter on True. It’s a special edition…
It was another experience that was necessary in the life of the show. We talk a lot about foster families and organizations that select and seek animals. We decided to follow one of them, the Aristopattes. It’s a gang of girls who work 90 hours a week. People tell me I’m good at it, plus it’s not me, it’s them! I remain a benevolent person who works with others, and we go for it. The Aristopattes are the animals’ last chance. We have to make heartbreaking choices, we see heavy cases and others that have gone better. We understand the challenge of a non-profit organization, because the reality is that it is expensive.
Have you been more secaé to do this season?
No. All the animals are looking for me. There, we are more with veterinarians, members of foster families. It’s super interesting. We talk about more specific subjects, it’s not just emotional, it’s concrete. It’s a great season.
When you get to the point where animals touch people, how do you feel?
Audience participation is low! On one had big ratings. before refugeanimal magazines exist, the more I believe that we have brought something new.
Are you working on other single at the moment?
I’m shooting, but I can’t talk about the project. I am also in the process of writing for a show in 2023. I have just finished the performances of no signal, launches before the pandemic, and it was picked up by TVA. You will participate in fury at Just for Laughs this July 21, then at a number with Laurent Paquin and Sylvain Larocque for ComediHa! in August. I will also be performing with Mariana Mazza at the International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
And in addition, you will co-host the morning show at Rhythm 105.7 at the end of August. You are really on a roll!
What’s fun is that I’m in my early 50s and people are still rediscovering me. Many of my friends hardly work anymore — it’s rough to grow old for an artist. Me, I could say that I’m almost at my peak. I am lucky and grateful. Everything I have sown has brought harvests! I don’t mind getting old: my face is wrinkled and girls tell me that their mother loves me very much! It’s crazy how many messages I get from people telling me I inspire them! It seems to me that there are so many beautiful models so much more important around me.
It seems that editors asked you if you wanted to write about your life?
Yes, and I started, plus it’s a long-term project. I like Pennac, Tremblay, Bourguignon, authors who talk about a drama that isn’t always one. In performance, I say moreover: “If you think life is over, well, it’s a new beginning, you’re not alone. Let’s stop isolating ourselves and thinking that we are alone in experiencing something…
A house for the young people of the DPJ
Stéphane Fallu has shown proof both in his programs and in his commitment to young people and, even if he is surprised, people see in him an inspiring being. Her latest project: the Maison Stéphane Fallu, a place of reception, bra and supervision for young people aged 17 to 25, who have left the DPJ.
You also took part in a project aimed at helping young adults who left the DPJ less than a year ago. Tell us about it.
POSA people (Open Door to the Future, organization founded in 1998, in Chambly) had a center to help young people and they had the idea of buying a house to accommodate six young people with a life project (DES-DEP-DEC studies, qualifications or professional development…). There will be a speaker for supervisors. They will have help to continue school and for their work. They will learn how to make food, a budget, their washing.
And you, what is your role?
Me, I will arrive at the House of friends who do TikTok, singers, people that young people like. I’m super embarrassed that the House bears my name — it makes me feel a little weird — the more important it is to take care of these 18-year-olds. They do not need judgment, but hope. I have always enjoyed getting involved in my community. I have worked for five years with L’Étoile, a social pediatrics centre.
To learn more about POSA or the Maison Stéphane Fallu or to make a donation, go to posasdm.com.
see Animal shelter: Mission Aristopattes to TRUE.
Stéphane will co-host the morning show on Rythme FM starting August 22.
He will be at the Laurent Paquin gala at ComediHa!, on August 18, and at the Mariana Mazza Party at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu International Hot Air Balloon, on August 18.
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