Solène Delinger 08:00, 04 November 2023

Juliette Binoche was the guest of Europe 1 this Saturday morning on the occasion of the release in cinemas of her new film "La Passion de Dodin-Bouffant", directed by Trần Anh Hùng. The actress plays opposite the father of her daughter, Benoît Magimel. An unprecedented situation that allowed her to make peace with her ex-partner...

Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel loved each other madly. At the end of the 1990s, the two actors were even one of the most glamorous couples in French cinema. Sadly, they separated in 2003, four years after welcoming their first child, a baby girl named Hanna.

"This film was a film of reconciliation with Benedict"

Since their separation, the two stars haven't seen much of each other and have gone their separate ways. In a recent interview with Madame Figaro, Juliette Binoche even spoke of "lack of communication" between her and her daughter's father. The two actors were forced to get closer again on the set of La Passion de Dodin-Bouffant, in which they played each other.

An unprecedented situation that did not displease Juliette Binoche, as she confided this Saturday morning to Julia Vignali on Europe 1. "This film was a film of reconciliation with Benedict," she said. The director's words allowed us to bridge the gap between him and me, because it's been a long time since we've spent so much time together. It made me feel good." His shared past with Benoît Magimel even helped him during the filming of the film. "I think it's more of a driving force. I think it's like a theatre group. The more we work together, the better, because there's a trust and depth that comes with it," she explained.

One thing is certain: Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche now get along wonderfully and even recently proved it by embracing each other tenderly on the set of our colleagues from C à vous. Being friends with your ex is therefore possible!