Léa Drucker: she confides in an "extremely important" person  in his life

Moving in a supporting role in the social comedy Les Femmes du square, in theaters since November 16, Léa Drucker, niece of Michel, evokes the beautiful profession, still little considered, of nanny.

This is the third time that you have been led by your companion Julien Rambaldi. Does the fact that he knows you intimately make things easier on set?

LEA DRUCKER: It’s true that it goes faster and it’s a significant time saver. When Julian has instructions to give me, he doesn’t cut corners! But even if he’s not always calm on set, there’s never a fight between us.

You play a solo mother who is not very present because she is monopolized by her work, about which, in the end, we know very little. Difficult to make such a character exist?

I was scared, actually! It was difficult for me to embody it because I sometimes make this confusion between me and the character. She has a form of lightness and carelessness with regard to this Ivorian childminder (embodied by Eye Haidara, seen in The sense of celebration and In therapy, editor’s note), which bothered me. There were also sentences of the order of ordinary racism that I could not pronounce. It was important for me that she evolve and be more human. On the other hand, I could completely identify with her daily life as an active mother who tries to manage everything.

Do you personally use a nanny?

A young woman takes care of my daughter Martha, 8 years old, when I am filming or on theatrical tours. She is a woman in whom I have great confidence and great respect because it is a difficult job. He is also someone who is an integral part of the family. I would say he is an extremely important person in my life.

Did you have a child?

No. Until I was 9 years old, my mother was very present. Fairly early, I managed to go to school alone. After my parents’ divorce and entering sixth grade, I was completely independent, so I didn’t need someone to take care of me like that. My first relationship with a nanny was with my daughter.

The film evokes the fate of these illegal home guards whom unscrupulous employers engage in the black and exploit without shame. Have you come across any?

I frequented the squares a lot with my daughter and exchanged with these women. But they never talk about it. I find their situation appalling! They are often women who come from distant countries, perhaps with a family that has remained there, and who take care of other people’s children. What cruel irony! These women must have rights, that is why we must declare the people we employ.

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