Sunday March 13, 2022, Léa Seydoux gave an interview to the « Journal du Dimanche » newspaper. Almost two months after the accidental death of Gaspard Ulliel, at the age of 37, the actress evoked their relationship with emotion.

léa seydoux and Gaspard Ulliel
Léa Seydoux and Gaspard Ulliel for the movie « Saint-Laurent » copyright Joel Ryan AP-Sipa

A terrible loss

It is in the columns of the Journal du Dimanche that Léa Seydoux delivered herself for this edition of Sunday March 13. After discussing her cinematographic projects as well as her role in the feature film The Story of My Wife, to be found in theaters in three days, the actress paid a wonderful tribute to Gaspard Ulliel. Victim of a skiing accident on the La Rosière ski area, in Savoie, Gaspard Ulliel died on Wednesday January 19, 2022, at the age of 37. Léa Seydoux is still reeling from this disappearance and declared: « His death was an incredible shock, I still cannot believe it. I loved his grace and his intelligent, not at all narcissistic way of speaking. of the trade. And he had this way of floating, of being there without being there, in which I recognized myself ».

Two movies together

Leéa Seydoux talked about her links with the actor : « He was part of my cinema family. Our paths are parallel, » she continued, adding that they « were almost the same age », that they « had a child almost at the same time » ( Gaspard Ulliel welcomed into his life a little boy named Orso, born in 2016 and from his former love affair with the model Gaëlle Pietri) and that they had known each other « since [they were] 20 years old. » What make his disappearance particularly painful for Léa Seydoux. “We grew up together, played together [in the films Saint Laurent and Only the end of the world], we should have grown old together…”, she launched, with a heavy heart.

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