According to The Parisian, Kendji Girac will soon take his first steps as an actor on the Tf1 channel which revealed him via The Voice in 2014. The 25-year-old singer will indeed soon start filming Champion, a TV movie directed by Mona Achache (The Gazelles, released in 2014). The interpreter of “Gypsy Color” Zack will play there, a young boxing enthusiast promised a bright future but plagued by a heavy secret that he tries to hide from everyone: his illiteracy.
Kendji Girac waited many years before accepting a role on television. “I’ve been using cameras for my music videos or for TV shows for a few years now., said in The Parisian the one who now also produces his clips (like the last one, “Conquer “). It took me a while to get comfortable with it all. It’s been a real job on me. “ The role of Zack, with which he has some points in common (he also had reading difficulties), therefore became obvious to him. This character touches him particularly. “When I was younger I could read, of course, but not fast enough to keep up with the lyrics on the telephones to the beat of the music when I was singing on TV shows. It was quite awkward for me., concedes the interpreter of “Andalouse”. Today, there are 7.5% of illiterate people in France, for whom letters mean nothing at all. Many are afraid to say it, hide and I would like, thanks to this film, to break the codes, to advance this cause and that it is no longer a taboo subject. “