Solène Delinger 17:31 pm, March 21, 2023

In an interview with our colleagues of "Liberation" Monday, March 20, 2023, Gérard Jugnot, currently at the theater with his son Arthur, preferred not to answer a question on a hot topic. The 71-year-old actor considers that he is not the best placed to evoke this controversy...

Gérard Jugnot was no exception... Interviewed by our colleagues from Libération on Monday, March 20, 2023 to talk about his new play Le Jour du kiwi, the 71-year-old actor was asked about a topical issue that is thorny to say the least on... pension reform.

"I feel poorly placed to express a feeling"

And for good reason, in Le Jour du kiwi, Gérard Jugnot embodies "an old idiot" who has just retired from active life. In real life, Gérard Jugnot does not really have an opinion on the pension reform wanted by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, and which triggered a wave of demonstrations in France. Faced with our colleagues of Liberation, the actor has therefore kicked in touch: "Exercising a profession of passion, being neither political scientist, nor economist, nor sociologist, earning a very good living and remaining as active as Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who is the same age as me, I consider myself poorly placed to express a feeling," said the former member of the Splendid.

A "thorny" subject

For Gérard Jugnot, this topical subject is a "thorny subject, where imagining being able to please everyone is a challenge". The actor, who places himself at the "extreme center" of the political chessboard, concluded by adding: "At most I can observe that the perceptible stiffening on the side of both the government and the unions does not bode well." As a reminder, the French Parliament definitively adopted the pension reform on Monday, March 20, 2023, after the rejection of two motions of censure. Emmanuel Macron has said that he does not intend to dissolve the National Assembly or reshuffle the government.