Why I Live: Are Star Academy alumni playing their own roles in this biopic?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the TV movie Why I live on Sunday May 1, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on TMC, Télé Star reveals to you whether the former Star Academy candidates have resumed their own roles in this biopic dedicated to Grégory Lemarchal.

Broadcast for the first time on the antenna of TF1 Monday, September 7, 2020 in prime time, the tv movie why i live was widely acclaimed by viewers. On average, 7.34 million curious people have discovered this fiction dedicated to the life of Grégory Lemarchal, which represented 32.7% audience share of the entire audience aged 4 and over. why i live had also obtained 50% of audience share on the commercial target of women under 50 responsible for purchases. This biopic centered on the winner of the 4th season of the star Academy will be rebroadcast Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on TMC.

December 2004, Paris. Grégory Lemarchal wins the star Academy live in front of more than 10 million people who communicate with him. Spring 1985, Pierre and Laurence Lemarchal discover that their child has an incurable disease, cystic fibrosis… Between the two, the story of a kid like no other, the story of a voice, a presence, an extra soul, a constant fight. Between the two, Grégory’s story is written in the first person. It is ‘Why do I live’…”, reads the channel of the group TF1 in his press release.

Why I live: Nikos Aliagas embodies his own role on screen

If some fans of the star Academy might have expected to see former faces of talent show embody their own roles on screen, they were disappointed. In effect, all the former students of the promotion of Grégory Lemarchal, but also the teachers, are embodied by actors. In the end, Nikos Aliagas is the only one to appear in this TV movie. For his part, Grégory Lemarchal is interpreted by the actor Mickaël Lumière, who was chosen by the producers and director of this biopic because of his uncanny resemblance to the late singer. As a reminder, Grégory Lemarchal died of cystic fibrosis on April 30, 2007, at only 23 years old. Since then, his parents, Pierre and Laurence Lemarchal, as well as his sister Leslie, have been fighting this disease. with the help of the Grégory Lemarchal association, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary.


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